The MNLINK Marketing Committee received over fifty responses to a recent survey on marketing materials and formats that libraries find useful in reaching patrons. Based on the feedback, they will be developing a strategy for promotion of the new MNLINK Gateway.
Read about how the new MNLINK Gateway will have improved access to electronic resources. All content licensed through Minitex collections should be available without requiring users in Minnesota to login.
Minitex serves as an intermediary between lenders and borrowers, so we rely on the lender to inform us their item is overdue. Information on notifications can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
David Zopfi-Jordan, librarian at the University of Minnesota Law Library, recently wrote an article published in the Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve entitled, "Interlibrary Loan Options with Digital Equipment." It offers practical ideas and solutions for library staff using digital equipment for interlibrary loan.
In December 2015, OCLC's Interlibrary Loan Fee Management (IFM) changed so that fees are charged when updated to 'shipped' by the lender instead of 'received' by the borrower. A refund process is expected to be released in June 2016. Today, Tony Melvyn, OCLC Product Manager, shared some helpful information to ensure the process works smoothly.