NDSU Libraries have been selected as a participant in OCLC’s new Express digital delivery program. Launched in January, Express helps libraries provide requested articles to library users as fast as possible leveraging the resources of more than 1,000 libraries now participating in OCLC's new Express digital delivery program.
OCLC is a global library cooperative, with headquarters in Dublin, Ohio. The group shares technology services, research and programming for its members and the library community.
NDSU Libraries were chosen because the interlibrary loan staff consistently deliver articles and other digital resources within 18 hours or less. Libraries selected for the Express program have demonstrated a commitment to service, are recognized as exemplary suppliers and have consistently met or exceeded delivery expectations. Express is a cooperative program – libraries in the group receive fast resource sharing services.
“Throughout the past year, our interlibrary loan service has worked tirelessly to provide excellent service to students, faculty and staff with as little interruption to service as possible,” said Cate Kratochvil, NDSU Libraries head of access service. “Our staff members continued working throughout the pandemic when many libraries shut down their library services. They went above and beyond, and it is encouraging to see their hard work is being recognized by OCLC through our selection in this program.”
The selection comes as NDSU Libraries celebrate National Library Week.
Joe Mocnik, dean of libraries, said, “Our interlibrary loan services have capably assumed even greater importance over the last year as a direct consequence of budget reductions. More and more peer-reviewed articles and other items are being borrowed from other libraries.”
The NDSU Interlibrary Loan System allows users to request materials from local, regional and national libraries.
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