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Hi everyone. This is Mike from OCLC. In this video we will show lending libraries how to
fulfill requests for borrowing libraries using Open Access resources available in WorldShare
So if you're a lending library, and you open up a request form from a borrowing library,
specifically a copy request from a borrowing library and you notice that right there on
the request form that there's this Open Access View Now link, you can try clicking on that
link to see if there's an Open Access item available.
Now because the link is displaying, the Open Access resource is most likely available but
we want to emphasize this "if" because sometimes this Open Access resource link will take you
to a historical collection like an archive related to the particular publication that
the borrowing library is after.
Other times the link itself, the View Now link that you click on, it may not resolve
correctly to the right resource. These View Now links are getting populated by the WorldCat
knowledge base and we can't really guarantee that they will resolve correctly or take you
to any current full text copy of an item that's out there but you can basically try clicking
on the link to see what happens.
So I'm going to go over to WorldShare ILL and I'm going to go to my Lending Requests
section here in WorldShare ILL. I go to my Can You Supply? category and right here at
the top in my Can You Supply? categories is request for college and research libraries.
So I click on the title or ID number to go to the request form that the borrowing library
So right here in the Request Details section, I can see that it's request type copy. I can
see the Open Access and the View Now link and I can also see that the borrowing library
provided a citation. They gave me a citation for this specific item that they want.
So that's going to really help me go a long way in order to find this item. So let's go
ahead and click on this View Now link to see if it takes us to the resource that we're
OK. So looks like we're on the college and research libraries page and I'm seeing a link
over here on the right for full text PDF. So I'm going to go ahead and try clicking
on that link.
All right. There it is. There's the article that we're looking for and because we're in
the Chrome browser, I actually have to hover my mouse in kind of the bottom right hand
corner of the document. Click on that Save icon. What I'm going to do is save this item
to my desktop. Now I've got the file for that article. They're waiting on my desktop so
that I can fill this request for the borrowing library.
So if I was able to successfully access the item via the Open Access link, now I can optionally
use the Article Exchange to share that file of that article with the borrowing library.
Then from there, I'm just going to respond yes to the request in WorldShare ILL just
like I normally would.
So we go back to my browser, specifically go back to WorldShare ILL. So in this AE Alert
field, that's where I can find the link to the OCLC Article Exchange and we've updated
the OCLC Article Exchange so that you're always automatically logged into it and when you
click on that Article Exchange link, it simply takes you right to a browse folder so that
you can begin looking for that item on your computer that you want to share with the borrowing
So I'm going to find that article and as soon as I click open, you will see the article
file name will fill up that AE field and there will be a Drop File button. I can click on
Drop File and the Article Exchange is going to work behind the scenes and populate the
AE Alert field with the link and the password that I as the lending library want to give
to the borrowing library so that they can download that article from the Article Exchange.
So I don't need to worry about shipping labels or book straps. I'm just going to go ahead
and click on yes to respond to the request.
Now you do have the email button over here on the right that you can use. Unfortunately,
I don't think you can attach anything to this email button. So you do want to just use the
Article Exchange to deliver this item and that's really the quickest and easiest way.
So I'm going to go ahead click on Yes to this item and then the borrowing library will see
that item come up in their AE Alert field and then they can download the article using
the link in the password from the Article Exchange.
So if you're a lender, always just try clicking on those Open Access links and see what they
give you and if you can fill the request right away from the Open Access link, feel free
to do so.
If you have any more questions, get in touch with us at the information you see on the
screen. Thanks everyone.