FEDLINK recently entered into a new contract with OCLC that will introduce changes starting October 1, 2012 (FY12).
The products and services provided by OCLC will not change; however many of the internal processes for purchasing and approval will now be the responsibility of OCLC. All product and services support will available by direct communication with OCLC by calling 1-800-848-5800 or emailing [log in to unmask].
Orders and renewals that are placed after October 1, 2011, will need to be directly communicated with OCLC rather than being routed through a FEDLINK Librarian. Members will still be required to follow federal procurement regulations so that they do not spend more than has been authorized, but OCLC will be assuming responsibility for verifying that sufficient funds have been authorized before accepting an order.
Transfer Pay will continue to be the primary option, but Direct Express will be added.
If you have questions, please contact Holly Kerwin at [log in to unmask].