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1 Beta testing ILL workflows Catherine Jones Systems Librarian

2 Areas to be covered What is CCLRC? How CCLRC got involved Why CCLRC got involved Our Beta testing plan Results so far Conclusions

3 What is CCLRC? Research Council providing large scale facilities for academic community ILLs are free and unlimited ILLS per year BLDSC main source for ILLs ILL module since 1997

4 How CCLRC got involved Discussions at EUUG about ILL module (1997) ILL meeting Feb 1998 Letter to Sirsi re improvements Showed an interest in how the module would evolve!

5 Why CCLRC got involved Opportunity to influence development Different scale to Universities Different way of working (special library)

6 Our Beta testing plan Why Beta test? Systems tests Roll-out to staff Reporting problems to Sirsi

7 Results so far Systems testing nearly complete ILL staff to check through autumn Generated ILLs successfully

8 Beta test conclusions Developing software takes a long time Beta testing is tedious but worthwhile

9 ILL workflows conclusions Good points –Creation/sending process –Add address Bad points –System set-up


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