RapidILL’s upcoming events
The 44th Annual CO Interlibrary Loan Conference
• Cheyenne Mountain Resort, Colorado Springs
• April 18-19, 2013
Canadian Library Association 2013 National Conference and Trade Show
• Winnipeg, Manitoba
• Winnipeg Convention Centre: May 29 - June 1, 2013
Rapid’s Role in the CRL-LHL Strategic Partnership
Earlier this year, CRL and the Linda Hall Library of Science,
& Technology (LHL) formed a strategic partnership to preserve and develop
research collections in the fields of science, technology, and engineering.
Beginning July 1, CRL libraries will have access to the combined CRL and Linda Hall
science, technology, and engineering (STE) print serials. These current and back
issues of over 50,000 journal titles acquired and maintained by CRL and Linda Hall
will be made available electronically through on-demand digitization and traditional
document delivery through the RapidILL service. CRL members currently enrolled in
RapidILL will receive the excellent 24-hour turnaround service provided by Rapid
beginning July 1. Non-RapidILL users will begin a special training by RapidILL at
the same time, with the goal of having all CRL libraries able to obtain service
from Linda Hall through Rapid by early December 2012.
Current RapidILL users will place requests as usual. Non-RapidILL libraries can
place requests through their ILL management system (such as Clio, ILLiad, Relais,
WCRS). A special pod will be created that will allow requesting as a CRL borrower
only. The request will then go to LHL for filling courtesy of CRL. If an institution
does not have an ILL management system, RapidILL will provide a requesting venue
to make service as seamless as possible.
There is no cost for CRL libraries’ use of this service through the partnership
arrangement. There is no cost to non-Rapid members for using the Rapid system. Note
that for requests sent directly to LHL the requesting institution will be charged
regular fee. For more information, libraries should contact CRL’s Access Services
As a State supported academic institution, Colorado State University
Libraries is aware of the impact of our nation’s economic situation on university
budgets. As you know, RapidILL has not raised pricing in the past five years and
we’re thrilled to announce that, once again, for the 6th year, we will be holding
There will be NO increase in Rapid for FY 2012/13!
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