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What's New in OCLC WorldShare Management Services?

Don’t wait to migrate! End of WorldCat Resource Sharing is May 19th

If you are just beginning your migration from WorldCat Resource Sharing to WorldShare ILL, this is the place to begin. First, there are a couple of important dates to know:
  1. New borrowing requests cannot be made in WorldCat Resource Sharing (aka FirstSearch) after April 14, 2014. After that date, all new requests must be made in WorldShare ILL.
  2. The WorldCat Resource Sharing service will be turned off on May 19, 2014. After that date, all interlibrary loan activity on your resource sharing subscription must be done in WorldShare ILL

It's time to get started! To understand the mechanics of migrating to the new system, you can attend our instructor-led session WorldShare ILL: Start Here, or you can watch the following three short videos:
  1. WorldShare ILL Migration Overview
  2. Create Your WorldShare ILL Account
  3. Manage and Create User Names in WorldShare ILL

Once you have completed the steps to make the migration, follow one of these learning paths to get up to speed with your new ILL interface.

Already migrated? Great news!

Read about New WorldShare Interlibrary Loan features include IFM indicator, changes to batch processing and renewal workflows here>>

New Schedule for Your Transition to WorldShare Interlibrary Loan

In response to requests from many members of the OCLC resource sharing community, we have extended access to WorldCat Resource Sharing through May 19, 2014. The new transition schedule provides additional time for ILL staffs to fully learn the new WorldShare ILL service while retaining access to WorldCat Resource Sharing.

New WorldShare ILL transition dates are:
    ✔  End of placing new requests in WorldCat Resource Sharing:  April 14, 2014    
    ✔  End of access to WorldCat Resource Sharing:  May 19, 2014    

You have provided leadership for others whose transitions are in process. We invite you to share your WorldShare ILL experiences with others through an upcoming webinar or a written summary we can share on the OCLC website. Please let us know of your interest in helping your ILL colleagues by sending an email to ILLstory@oclc.org.

OCLC will continue to add new features to the service, beginning with the next scheduled release in November 2013. There are no planned releases of new functionality between November 2013 and February 2014, to give you an opportunity to become more familiar with WorldShare ILL during a three-month period when the service remains essentially unchanged.

WorldShare ILL training

Comprehensive WorldShare ILL training and documentation resources are available from OCLC Support and Training website. Training resources include:

As always, please contact OCLC Customer Support at support@oclc.org or OCLC Support in your region for assistance.

Attend an Upcoming WorldShare Webinar

WorldShare Management Services Live Demonstration: Electronic Collections

During this one-hour demonstration in the live WorldShare® platform, you’ll see WorldShare Management Services in action. We'll give you ideas on how to simplify library management workflows and improve discovery and access for your library’s e-collections, including databases, e-books, e-journal packages and open access collections.

Date: 20 March 2014
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST
Register here>>