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Our Library has been Invited to Participate in OCLC’s New Express Digital Delivery Program!

OCLC’s New Express Digital Delivery Program!

Our library has been asked to join a new program called OCLC Express Digital Delivery, which is an exclusive group of libraries that consistently deliver articles and digital resources within 18 hours or less. Out of 54,000 libraries, ours falls with a group of 1,100 libraries chosen for this program. We were chosen because our library is within the top 10% of libraries that offer a speedy digital resource turnaround time.

On top of increased delivery speeds in digital resources, we now have access to 569,057,004 holdings, 21,261,610 of which are unique, and it comes at no additional cost!

It’s truly an honor that our library has been selected to join this program and is a true reflection of our Interlibrary Loan Team’s commitment to service delivery.

Placing Requests

We encourage Trinity community members to take full advantage of our interlibrary loan service. If you need an item beyond our library’s offerings, please place an interlibrary loan request.

Ways you can submit a request:

  • Search for the item in WorldCat. Chose “Request item through Interlibrary Loan.” You will then log in to your interlibrary loan account and submit the request.
  • Search for an article in Onesearch using the Everything scope. If there is no link to full-text, use the Request Through Interlibrary Loan link. You must be logged in to see all requesting options.
  • Use one of the blank request forms available after you login into your ILLiad account.

If you have any questions regarding our Interlibrary Loan service, please send an email to helpdesk@trincoll.edu or give us a call (faculty/staff x2100 & students x2007).

 

Interlibrary Loan COVID-19 Initiative

In April 2020, the ILL staff opted to join an emergency COVID-19 initiative that our resource sharing partner, Rapid ILL, had set up. This initiative was to help support libraries across the world that may not have the same funding or access to resources as we do. Collectively, this helped to support the resource sharing efforts of over 200 libraries in 30 countries. These libraries were able to obtain materials for their users that would have been difficult, if not impossible, to obtain otherwise. At the end of the project, nearly 35,000 requests were filled for non-Rapid ILL libraries. Trinity alone was able to process 233 of these requests between April and August on top of our own normal request load.  Much of this effort is attributed to the work done by our ILL staff members: Marcelino Velez, Jose Pena, and Josef Riccio. Thank you to everyone involved in this effort!

Don’t miss emails that are sitting in your “Other” tab in Outlook!

A number of people have mentioned that they haven’t been receiving notifications from our IS Desk ticketing system. We found that sometimes these notifications end up in your “Other” tab within Outlook. If you ever find one of these notifications sitting in your “Other” tab, you can move them into your “Focused” tab. Once you do this, future emails from our ticketing system will be directed to your focused tab.

To find more information on your focused and other tabs or to remove these options from your inbox, please see the following: Microsoft Outlook Article

If you have any questions, please contact the IS Desk:

Self-Service: Submit a help request!

Email: helpdesk@trincoll.edu

Students: 860-297-2007
Faculty and Staff: 860-297-2100