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The Internet Archive Launches Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Pilot Program with RapidILL

The Internet Archive Launches Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Pilot Program with RapidILL

“From an Internet Archive Blog Post by Brewster Kahle:

Internet Archive is now making two million monographs and three thousand periodicals in its physical collections available for non-returnable fulfillment through a pilot program with RapidILL, a prominent ILL coordination service. To date, more than seventy libraries have added the Internet Archive to their reciprocal lending list, and Internet Archive staff are responding to, on average, twenty ILL requests a day. If your library would like to join our pilot in Rapid, please reach out to Mike Richins and request that Internet Archive be added to your library’s reciprocal lending list.

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Posted on: April 30, 2021, 6:57 am Category: Uncategorized

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  1. Thank you for reposting this– we hope that we can serve the Ontario libraries with ILL.
    What system is used there? rapid? oclc?

  2. Stephen Abram said

    Hi Brewster: There are a few. Public libraries are mostly served through Ontario Library Services – our province wide government agency. I’d start with them. https://olservice.ca/. Mellissa d’Onofrio-Jones is the ED.
    Then talk to Virginia Roy at Ontario Colleges Library Service (https://www.ocls.ca/). She would be well informed on the Ontario community colleges situation. Lastly, the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) would be well informed on the university situation for ILL in Ontario. I think you already have a relationship with them. They are currently recruiting a new ED. By covering the colleges, universities and public libraries through their collaborative initaives you’d work smarter …