Category Archives: Processes

ILLiad Update

As you remember, the previous post was about the AutoHotKeys.  Debbie will be helping me sometime this week to hopefully make them easier to use.

I have now shown all of you how to place a document on our ILLiad server and notify the patron via email. I will get those instructions into the wiki as soon as I can.

We have many new emails within ILLiad to use:

Email to Mary Ellen about a serial problem: Borrowing, Lending

Note:  Borrowing, Lending

Borrowing emails for Yes Renewal, No Renewal, an email for documents available through our databases, another for full text material found on the web.  There is a renewal to resend a request and some renewals that accompany the ALA form and the National Library of Medicine form.

For borrowing, we also have a new procedure to notify patrons who have not come to pick up their materials after one week.  This should be done weekly by the departmental person.

Stale request processing:  This process should also be done weekly by the departmental person.  I will put those instructions on the wiki too, if all goes well early next week.

No incoming lending in reQuest as of Monday, February 18

In order to install and test the ISO link to reQuest, it was suggested that we go down as a lender for two to three weeks. This will accomplish two things, it will give us time to test the system and it will give us time to clear a lot of material out of reQuest.

If we get any renewal requests, I am tempted to say NO at this time, that should help get materials back.

For Borrowing, if anyone requests anything this way, delete it and throw it on OCLC.   The plan is to keep us down until March 10th.  If libraries call and really need something that we have, they can fax us….

Welcome ILLiad

To get ready for our ILLiad training session on January 16th, you should take a look and familiarize yourself with the two following Lending documents that are found at the Atlas website.

The first document is the Lending Guide which is found at:

The second is the Lending Flow Chart:

If you are interested, other documentation is available at the Atlas website:


New World Wide ILL wiki

This was posted on ILL-L listserv June 18, 2007:

We are pleased to introduce ShareILL (pronounced like the woman’s name “Cheryl”), a new wiki devoted to all aspects of ILL and resource sharing, You might notice that the content looks more like a tarted up web site than Wikipedia, but that’s because we just wanted to get the basic infrastructure in place so that you (yes, we mean YOU) can contribute the sort of content that will be helpful to you and your ILL colleagues around the world. Just go to, create an account, and start writing your wiki entry.

Maybe you want to write about ILL copyright tracking, or performance standards, or how ILL works in your country/state/province/region. Maybe you’re the resident expert on German copyright law and ILL, or you’ve been involved in some innovative ILL project, or you want to write about the convergence between ILL, acquisitions, and collection development. Create your ShareILL account, and start writing! We want this to be a truly grass roots effort for the entire global resource sharing community, sort of “Wikipedia meets ILL”, so that means anyone can create and/or edit any of the ShareILL pages.

Remember: like ILL itself, ShareILL can only be successful if we all pitch in and share our expertise, so start writing!

See you on the wiki,

Linda Frederiksen

Mary Hollerich