Hot Topics Discussion Group

This year’s Hot Topics Discussion Group was held on Saturday, June 23 in the Hilton Anaheim from 4:00-5:30 PM and covered Electronic Licensing, ILL Article Delivery Methods, the GPO OCLC Holdings Project, the Future of ILL, the OCLC Symposium/Cost Sharing Taskforce Report, and mailing address for shared ILLiad sites.

Attendee tips and insights included:

  • Recommendations on using PDF “printer” programs and researching institutional Electronic Rights Management packages to determine best practices for electronic article sending.
  • Best practices on obtaining statistics and how they can be used to advocate for ILL
  • OCLC should consider alternatives to the elimination of credits.
  • ILLiad libraries should take extra care when determining “Ship To” addresses. Efforts should be made to identify which lender address number by changing preferred address format or using other indicative markings.