Monday, 9 June, 2008 9:46 PM
"OCLC Resource Sharing"
WorldCat Registry users around the world can now access global resource sharing policy information in the Registry. Policy information about global resource sharing, previously available only in the subscriber-only Policies Directory, is now included in institution profiles within the WorldCat Registry for display by any Registry user.
Access to global resource sharing policies will help Registry users determine whether a library will loan a resource identified through the WorldCat database to libraries within the same country or in other countries. Consulting the Registry for this type of policy information will save time for library staff trying to obtain needed items for their users.
All institutions in the WorldCat Registry can define global resource sharing policies. OCLC will pre-populate the WorldCat Registry with global resource sharing policies of WorldCat Resource Sharing subscribers that exist in the Policies Directory. A user authorized to modify an institution's settings can create or modify that institution's policy information.
The following policy information will display to WorldCat Registry users:
- Copy within the same country for free or for a fee
- Copy to other countries for free or for a fee
- Loan within the same country for free or for a fee
- Loan to other countries for free or for a fee
Visit the WorldCat Registry at http://worldcat.org/registry to enter global resource sharing policies for your library or view policies for other libraries around the world.
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