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New Jersey to Create Statewide ILL System

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New Jersey to Create Statewide ILL System

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New Jersey State Library has announced that the first statewide electronic interlibrary loan system will be implemented in New Jersey. Installation was slated to begin in mid-April, with 180 of the state's 312 public libraries expected to be online by the end of this year. According to the announcement, the entire system will be operational at the end of 2 years.

The system will be installed through an agreement between the New Jersey State Library and Ameritech Library Services. By using the latest technology, simultaneous searches of the book collections of major libraries will provide library patrons with quick access to books not available locally.

State Librarian John H. Livingstone said: "The New Jersey State Library is delighted to partner with Ameritech to offer statewide interlibrary loans through the Resource Sharing System (RSS). This will ensure a fast, efficient way to make New Jersey's vast library resources available to all our residents. For the first time, all of New Jersey's public, academic, and school libraries will be able to present a virtual statewide database of library resources for the use of their patrons. …

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