Beginning July 1, 2005, all use of OCLC resource sharing (ILL) will be
on a subscription basis. FEDLINK sent resource sharing subscription
price quotes to members in their November OCLC Monthly Statement or via
fax. The subscription price prorated through June 30, 2005, included
the price quote, lending credits which will "now" be applied as real
amounts and not frozen plus access and user support fees (Telco) which
are frozen at the previous year's level.
We encourage libraries to move to subscription pricing early to take
advantage of the lower prices (negotiated for you by FEDLINK) and before
the termination of current resource sharing services (Passport for ILL,
ILL Web, ILL ME) on May 1.
To initiate subscription resource sharing pricing for your library,
just complete and submit the online order form at
https://www3.oclc.org/app/rssub/. If FEDLINK and OCLC have not
received your subscription resource sharing order form by July 1, 2005,
your library will automatically be moved to subscription pricing on that
date, at a higher price, and will be billed accordingly.
If you have additional questions or have not received your quote,
please contact me at [log in to unmask] or 202-707-4850.