Monday, October 19, 2009

ILLiad system announced

Starting from Monday, October 19, 2009, the University Library will be implementing a new ILL (Inter-Library Loan) system, which will replace the current ILL program.

The new ILL system is more automated and the turn-around service time will be much shorter. It also allows library users to check the status of their currently checked-out ILL items, as well as the status of in-progress loans (e.g. “Your item shipped yesterday”), and other useful features.

Starting from Monday, October 19, 2009, we will gradually migrate to the new ILL system. Some of the ILL request links will be directed to the new system.

What changes to expect:
- The new system will ask you to log in using your MYCSUDH account.
- The new system will also ask first time users to fill out a patron information form. This form will help the library build an ILLIad Patron database. The patron information will only be asked for once.
- The system request form will also ask for an ISBN or ISSN number.

What is ILL?
For those of you who might not know:
If the library does not have what you need (books or articles) for your assignments and research, the Library can probably get it for you. This service is called ILL (Inter-Library Loan). The ILL service is limited to currently registered students, faculty, emeriti faculty, and staff.