Forwarded from the OCLC listserv…
Please join us on May 3 for an introduction to OCLC’s plans for future delivery services.
We are now in the initial phase of development for a future service that will give WorldCat Resource Sharing users a new interface that simplifies library and end-user requesting workflows through timesaving resource sharing tools. The new service, to be available from the interface that supports OCLC’s new Web-scale Management Services, will benefit interlibrary loan staff and library users in a number of ways.
· Interlibrary loan staff will manage user requests through a new easy-to-navigate interface that incorporates “buy-it” options into more traditional interlibrary loan functions. Staff will also benefit from workflow automation that will increase staff efficiency and save time.
· Library users will use familiar WorldCat.org-based services for discovery and to place requests.
Although full release of the new service will not occur until mid-2012 we want to let you know now of our plans for enhancing the resource sharing service you rely on to meet the needs of your users.
Date: May 3, 2011
Time: 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Eastern