ILLiad (Atlas Systems)
ACOV: Libraries supplying electronic documents during the COVID-19 crisis
BCOV: Libraries supplying e-books during the COVID-19 crisis
Using ACOV and BCOV
Webinars, workshops and further information
OCLC - most popular ILL sessions from the past year:
Reprises from the OCLC 2019 Resource Sharing Conference
Community Generated Resources
California State Resource Sharing Functional Committee
Open Educational Resources
Pandemic Resources for Academic Libraries
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:
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.
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.
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.
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 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/
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.
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
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://firstname.lastname@example.org/a-phased-reopening-plan-for-libraries-as-covid-19-restrictions-are-lifted-2d96885c0c1d