A varied programme of events is available to NWLIP partner organisations.
We were able to award NWLIP sponsored places to all our applicants for the 2012 FIL at British Library Boston Spa event. Inter Library loan colleagues from Stockport and Blackburn were able to attend this popular day which had a Health Libraries focus and included a tour of parts of the BL Document Supply Centre site.
One of our sponsored delegates explained how valuable the sponsorship had been;
Presentations from the event are now available on the FIL website
Look out for similar opportunities in the future!
Andrew Christison (Application Services Consultant OCLC Ltd) demonstrated the changes in the upgraded UnityUK system following the new release of the system scheduled for early December.
For more information please contact NWLIP@Lancashire.gov.uk
This free NWLIP training was arranged to coincide with the British Library Document Supply Service (BLDSS) Road Show, adding value to attending the BLDSS event. Delegates were given the choice to attend all, or some of the sessions.
The UnityUK Refresher training was designed for any new starters or staff members who had recently returned to using UnityUK following a break, or anybody who felt they would gain confidence from attending the session. Attendees were able to request topics to be covered prior to the event to ensure that the training met their specific needs.
OCLC also provided free WorldCat Registry training in preparation for the release of Fab Libraries, the National Union Catalogue. The Registry will display library contact details, links etc. in search results on the open web. Any library can have a Registry entry whether they subscribe to OCLC services or not. All UnityUK libraries will automatically have an entry which has already been created, using the information on library web pages and the CILIP handbook, and OCLC would like library staff to take ownership of their Registry pages to ensure the data contained is accurate and kept up to date.
The WorldCat Registry session demonstrated the Registry and how to ensure your institution details are kept current and relevant.
The British Library will hold a series of roadshows across the UK and Ireland in September and October to give a background to the new British Library Document Suply Service (BLDSS) which is due for launch in November 2011. The roadshows will include live demonstrations of the new system, the sessions are specifically aimed at practitioners to provide all of the information they will need to start using the system when it launches in November.
We would encourage as many of your team members who place ILL orders on a regular basis to attend thes sessions. Further details are available on the British library website.
NWLIP provided sponsored places to St Helens and to Cheshire at this International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres: UK and Ireland (IAML) training event, including standard return rail travel to Manchester. The places were open to all NWLIP organisations, but applications were restricted to people working in interlending or document delivery.
The workshop: Success with Music Interlibrary Loans was designed to help public and academic music library staff to obtain music materials confidently and successfully via the interlibrary loan network, and this unique day course looked at how to obtain single scores and sets of music materials and included a demonstration of Encore, the online catalogue of vocal and orchestral sets in UK libraries.
NWLIP was able to provide two full conference sponsored places at this event which included standard return rail fare to Durham. This was a great opportunity for NWLIP colleagues to attend a national conference focussed on inter library loan and to make new contacts whilst learning about ILL developments. One of our NWLIP sponsored delegates sent the following note of thanks:
Just wanted to say thank you for looking after me last week at the conference. I found it very useful attending, not only for my MCLIP portfolio, but to keep me informed of developments such as WorldCat etc.
Presentations of particular note included Electronic Signatures for Copyright and Repositories as Sources of Supply. More information about the Conference, including presentation slides and additional material are available on the FIL website
Look out for similar NWLIP sponsorship opportunities in the future.
Our speaker was Gareth Johnson: Document Supply & Repository Manager, University of Leicester, CILIP Councillor and the current Forum for Interlending and Information Delivery Vice-Chair. Gareth is an engaging and enthusiastic speaker who was able to talk about his vision of the interlending service of the future, and to suggest potential solutions to some of the challenges we face in taking the Interlending Service forward in these difficult times. The meeting concluded with a DX Service Update from Debbie Thomas and items of any other business. Lunch included the opportunity to talk to Gareth, Debbie Thomas (DX) and for informal discussion with David Clayforth from the British Library Document Supply Centre, together with the NWLIP Team.
Notes and presentations are available on the Meetings and Minutes pages of this website.
UnityUK User Group meetings are open to NWLIP partner organisations who subscribe to the UnityUK ILL package. User Group meetings provide the opportunity for existing members of the UnityUK community to raise queries, to discuss the system, and to suggest potential enhancements or workflow improvements, and are a vital tool in the development of the product. The meeting agenda is set by OCLC with input from NWLIP partner organisations.
We were able to award NWLIP sponsored places to all our applicants for the 2011 FIL study day, British Library Boston Spa. Inter Library loan colleagues from Blackburn, Blackpool & Fylde College, Bolton, Lancashire and Rochdale were all able to attend this popular event which included sessions on the future for document delivery and a demonstration of the new British Library Document Supply Service. There was also the opportunity for all delegates to tour parts of the Boston Spa site.
Presentations from the Study Day are available on the FIL website