Presented by Kenneth Kinslow. A resource sharing system created by the ILL staff at Colorado State in 1997. It is for articles only. Let’s take.
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A resource sharing system created by the ILL staff at Colorado State in 1997. It is for articles only. Let’s take a look at the Rapid Home Page: RapidILL
Rising serial costs had forced us to cut many titles and serial packages. After these cuts, we expected to get our patrons what they needed via traditional ILL as well as through commercial suppliers. The reality of the situation – regular ILL was not quite good enough, and we relied more and more on commercial suppliers.
Mostly for the turnaround. Some concern about budget – i.e., the high cost of commercial document suppliers.
Choose a “pod” or group – again let’s go back to the Rapid website.Rapid website. Send a file of serial holdings which goes into the centralized database of your pod or group. Training. Trial Period.
$9,000 (USD) set-up fee. $8,000 (USD) annual fee. Agreement to turnaround article requests from your partners within 24 hours. Agreement that you do not charge your partners for articles supplied.
Received 3,961 articles out of 4,163 requests – that’s a fill rate of over 95%. Turnaround time was under 24 hours. $4.29 (USD) per article. Article requests sent via OCLC – the turnaround time was approximately 5 days.
Before Rapid (fiscal year 2005-2006) over $90,000 on British Library Inside, Ingenta, CISTI, and others. After Rapid (fiscal year 2006-2007) less than $20,000.
Forget about saving money by not using commercial doc suppliers. Put aside those figures of set-up and annual fees. The real cost lies in reciprocation.
That first year we supplied 7,930 articles. In order to turn article requests around within the 24-hour criterion, one needs to prioritize the lending queues. Add student help. In general to get great service, we needed to commit ourselves to providing great service.
Borrowing requests go into ILLiad. If an article request contained an ISSN or OCLC number and a volume year, we would launch the Rapid Client, which searched the database for a match. If a match was found, we would click OK, import the Rapid number, and mark the request as sent.
The Rapid Manager has automated the process. As soon as requests clear copyright, if these requests have ISSN or OCLC #’s and years of publication and if there is a match with the holdings of our ARL partners, they are sent via Rapid. The requests are virtually direct requests with no staff intervention.
The Rapid Manager has automated the process As soon as requests clear copyright, if these requests have ISSN or OCLC #’s and years of publication and if there is a match among your ARL partners, they are sent via Rapid The requests are virtually direct requests with no staff intervention
When we sent in our serial holdings, we asked that Rapid block any requests to electronic journals. Later we were able to unblock any e-serials the licensing agreements of which allowed for ILL. This allowed us to deal with our licensing agreements piecemeal, rather than deflecting all requests for articles from e-journals.
Allows lending libraries to send articles in.tif or.pdf formats regardless of whether the libraries prefer to receive via Ariel or Odyssey. RapidX inserts a cover sheet and updates the request to “filled”. Basically RapidX simplifies the process of electronic delivery.
Let’s go to Notre Dame’s Rapid web site Let’s go to Notre Dame’s Rapid web site Sending requests to branch libraries. Real-time statistics. Collection development tool.
Software designed for interlibrary loan that allows for automatic processing, routing, and load leveling. Holdings database tailored to resource sharing needs. Such features as RapidX.
Specific holdings information. The commitment to turn article requests around in 24 hours. The fact that these efforts are monitored. The RapidILL staff.