Magazine article Computers in Libraries

Australian Library Systems Company Introduces ILL System in U.S

Magazine article Computers in Libraries

Australian Library Systems Company Introduces ILL System in U.S

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International software and application solutions provider CPS Systems, Inc. has introduced CPS/InterLoan, an interlibrary loan system. The company positions it as an alternative to expensive, time-consuming, and inefficient interlibrary loan processes used among cooperating libraries within a community--such as statewide public libraries, private college consortia, or state university systems.

CPS/InterLoan connects academic, public, and/or school libraries within a defined region to each other to facilitate the submission, fulfillment, and management of interlibrary loan requests from library patrons. It provides integrated interaction with the varied library automation systems' online public access catalogs (OPACs) used across the participating libraries to make it easy and convenient for ILL staff to determine available holdings at each library, thus shortening the time necessary to fill customers' requests. A special mapping option allows searchers to automatically extract from the OPACs the pertinent bibliographic data and enter it into the loan request form, eliminating re-keying of data. …

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