New tools to put OA into Interlibrary Loan from the Open Access Button
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"Libraries have led the charge to open up access to the scholarly literature. We want to help turn that leadership into leverage to reduce costs, to save staff time, to improve library services, and to open up more even content and infrastructure. We’ve been looking first at how to do that with Interlibrary Loan after outlining initial ideas, case studies, and most importantly extensive conversation and co-design/development with librarians around the world. We’re now happy to introduce you to some new tools from the Open Access Button:
DeliverOA: Making it easy to find self-archived Open Access versions of articles and deliver them right inside your ILL workflow.
OAsheet: Find out if lots of articles are Open Access all at once by giving us a list of articles as a spreadsheet. Perfect for running ILL records to see how much impact integrating OA into your processes could have.
EmbedOA: Easily help patrons find Open Access articles from your Interlibrary Loan pages or LibGuides.
Today, these tools catalyse open by injecting Open Access content into mission critical, ubiquitous, systems in libraries processing millions of requests a year, to save libraries time, money, and provide a better experience for patrons in the process. Better yet, they set the scene for the integration of the Open Access Button’s request system into ILL, which holds enormous potential as way to help authors deposit work in repositories. We’re so excited to finally show these off to the world, but these are still early days. So, please let us know if something doesn’t work as you’d expect, if you have questions, or if you have ideas for how to make them better. Along with these new tools you can use today, we’d like like to preview what might come next in our work with libraries. Currently codenamed GetPDF and InstantILL, these are new tools we’ve prototyped, mocked up, and are exploring to tackle problems we heard libraries and patrons across the globe say they are struggling with...."