COVID-19 Resources

Table of Contents:

Reopening Support

ILLiad (Atlas Systems)

OCLC

ACOV: Libraries supplying electronic documents during the COVID-19 crisis

BCOV: Libraries supplying e-books during the COVID-19 crisis

Using ACOV and BCOV

Additional information

Ex Libris

Webinars, workshops and further information

Copyright

OCLC - most popular ILL sessions from the past year:

Reprises from the OCLC 2019 Resource Sharing Conference

Lyrasis

IMLS

Community Generated Resources

California State Resource Sharing Functional Committee

Open Educational Resources

ACRL

Pandemic Resources for Academic Libraries

Reopening Support

ILLiad (Atlas Systems)

OCLC

Reopening Forms and Information for Libraries:

Help crowdsource the safe return of ILL physical items. At the request of the ILL community, and to support this urgent need, we are providing an easy way for you to signal when it is safe to mail physical items back to your library.

1.       Please add your library to the crowdsourced list: oc.lc/mailform 

2.       Update your library’s status over time by following the instructions you will receive in your confirmation email

3.       View the status of all libraries:  oc.lc/mailstatus

OCLC has created a list of possible actions for libraries to consider (note, this list will continue to evolve, so please check back regularly). Each library’s situation is different, so please take advantage of this information to create, enhance, or revise your local plan

Deflections you can place in the Policies Directory if you are offering limited services:

 

ACOV: Libraries supplying electronic documents during the COVID-19 crisis

To help you identify libraries that can supply electronic documents, this week we will create a new Profiled Group ACOV. In the near-term, group membership will be updated daily.

If you would like your library’s OCLC symbol to be included in the ACOV group, please do the following in the OCLC Policies Directory:

    Ensure that your copy deflections DO NOT include E-Serials or Computer Files. (These format types deflect more requests than expected.)

    Ensure your copy deflections include only the material types you cannot supply. For example, if you can supply scans of printed serials, then don’t deflect copy requests for serials.

    To provide a visual indicator within WorldShare ILL, Tipasa, and ILLiad that you currently do not fulfill loan requests but you do fulfill copy requests:

        Set your Days to Respond for loans to 16 days if you can provide copies from both your print and electronic holdings.

        Set your Days to Respond for loans to 20 days if you can provide copies from your electronic collections (but not scans of physical materials).

Once the above settings are in place, let us know you’d like to be added to the ACOV group by completing this form (oc.lc/covgroups). We will add your OCLC symbol within the next 2-3 business days.

BCOV: Libraries supplying e-books during the COVID-19 crisis

To help you identify libraries that can supply e-books, this week we will create a new Profiled Group BCOV. In the near-term, group membership will be updated daily.

If you would like your library’s OCLC symbol to be included in the BCOV group, please do the following in the OCLC Policies Directory, ensure your copy deflections DO NOT include E-Text or Internet Resource. (These format types deflect more requests than expected.)

Once the above settings are in place, let us know you’d like to be added to the BCOV group by completing this form (oc.lc/covgroups). We will add your OCLC symbol within the next 2-3 business days.

Using ACOV and BCOV

When the Profiled Groups ACOV and BCOV become available, you’ll be able to use them in two ways.

Create a Custom Holdings Group made up of ACOV (or BCOV) libraries and place the group in a Custom Holdings Path to use when requesting copies (or e-books). During the COVID-19 crisis, use this path instead of your usual paths.

Or, when building lender strings in WorldShare ILL, Tipasa, or ILLiad, select the Profiled Group ACOV (or BCOV) to filter holding libraries to only libraries in that group.

Additional information

To learn how to adjust the settings described above, see the pdf Using New COVID-19 Profiled Groups and identifying lenders.

Once the Profiled Groups ACOV and BCOV are available for use, we will update the documentation to include additional details on how to use the groups in your borrowing request workflow.

Please contact OCLC Customer Support if you need assistance or guidance.

Ex Libris

Ex Libris is offering free Rapid (for a select groups of libraries helping out during the Pandemic).   

Here is the web site where you can search for COVID and see the libraries and items they are able to supply:  https://rapid.exlibrisgroup.com/

Webinars, workshops and further information

Copyright

OCLC - most popular ILL sessions from the past year:

  1. Community Roundtable: Copyright Workflows (September 2019). Watch this session to hear from three presenters about how they handle copyright workflows at their libraries.
  1. OCLC virtual Workshop Series: Learn how to fine-tune your ILL setup to save you time and speed turnaround for your library’s users
  1. Access the recording [protect-us.mimecast.com]
  2. View the slides [oclc.org]
  3. View the checklist [oclc.org]
  1. Watch the recording [protect-us.mimecast.com]
  2. View the slides [oclc.org]
  3. Download the Custom Holdings Checklist [oclc.org]

Reprises from the OCLC 2019 Resource Sharing Conference

  1. An Alternative to CONTU: Developing and Implementing Your Own ILL Copyright Compliance Policy (May 2019).
  1. The Power of ILL Statistics (July 2019).
  1.  Mapping Interlibrary Loan: Exploring Data Visualization in Resource Sharing (August 2019).  
  1. OCLC 2019 Resource Sharing Conference (March 2019).

Lyrasis

Non-members are welcome to sign up for free access to our LYRASIS Learning education platform through April 17th.  The class catalog is located at: https://www.lyrasis.org/content/Pages/LLCatalog.aspx.

  1. AL Live webcast "Libraries and COVID-19: Managing Strategies and Stress" on March 20.

IMLS

Community Generated Resources

California State Resource Sharing Functional Committee

  1. Working document on helpful information for CSU ILL colleagues from the Resource Sharing Functional Committee in the California State University system

Georgia Southern's List: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/143Tz1clR0TWcG8CaI0fnLd6Lbfu0s4kUXDDElhOBl6Q/edit?ts=5e78ea32#gid=0

Service Providers Responses to Covid:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pFSA-yEDixl5ZKtQmEUOuW_vdDFLdzDbhjP5Cjrkajo/htmlview?usp=sharing&sle=true

 

Virtual Learning Opportunities and Resources

for the Interlibrary Loan Community: Google Doc 

Open Educational Resources

CDC Guidance:  Mitigating COVID-19 When Managing Paper-Based, Circulating, and Other Types of Collections

Library Material Handling: https://quarantinelibrarianship.org/materials-handling-safety

Phased Reopening Plan: https://medium.com/@john.alan.thill/a-phased-reopening-plan-for-libraries-as-covid-19-restrictions-are-lifted-2d96885c0c1d

ACRL

Pandemic Resources for Academic Libraries

http://acrl.libguides.com/pandemic/home