As the ratio of electronic to print journal holdings continues to grow at most libraries, lending from these resources is becoming increasingly important for ILL departments. However, the biggest hangup has not been the delivery itself, but the licensing. In many cases, ILL licenses are simply not known to many ILL staff -- preventing sharing from e-journals even though many in fact have ILL-friendly licenses. By using an ILLiad addon that combines your link resolver with the generic licensing information found in the IDS Project’s ALIAS database, you can be confident sharing your e-journal content with other libraries.
Not only do these addons demystify the process of sharing your e-journal articles, they also speed up your workflow by making these articles just a few clicks away. Because there’s no physical copying involved, you can deliver these articles in a fraction of the time it takes to fill the same requests from your print holdings. This saves time, while also allowing you to vastly improve your lending fill rates.
There are currently addons avaiable for the two most popular link resolver products: 360 Link by Serials Solutions and SFX by Ex Libris. You can download them from the ILLiad Addons Directory:
To install the addon, simply extract it to your \ILLiad\Addons folder.
Each addon has its own configuration settings as indicated in the Addons Directory. To configure the addon, open your ILLiad client, click on the System ribbon, and then click the Manage Addons button. Scroll down to your addon and click on it to bring up its options at the bottom of the Manage Addons window. Enter the required settings in the Value column, save your changes, and then click the Refresh Cache button to start using your addon.
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