February 23, 2018

Memo on ILL

TO:                   New Hampshire Library Community
FROM:             Michael York
SUBJECT:        ILL  Efforts
DATE :             February 23, 2018

This  posting it to let the library community know  what we are doing to resolve the problem with the failure of the URSA interlibrary loan system. As I said I my previous postings we are looking for an acceptable solution to this problem even as we prepare to replace the SIRSI DYNIX ILS  as soon as possible. We have asked OCLC to provide us with information about its D2D product RELAIS which they have done. The OCLC representative met with Mary Russell and  me to provide an overview with the service and price estimates.  That was the beginning of this week; today Mary , David Harris and I were on a conference call with the key people at RELAIS  head quartered  in  Ottawa, Ontario  to discuss functionality  and implementation issues.
As I said in my last posting we put together a group of Ill librarians to look at RELAIS and get their assessment of  the product. Based on the feedback from this group we are working with RELAIS to develop a solution to the aforementioned URSA failure.  As I have said before we understand the strain the loss of URSA has put on the New Hampshire library community and we are trying to get the best solution to the problem in place as quickly as possible.
Michael York
State Librarian
New Hampshire State Library
New Hampshire Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
20 Park Street
Concord, New Hampshire 03301
603 271 2397
Cell 603 497 7432
Fax 603 271 6826

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