And with winter comes the massive shipping rush of late December. Due to the increased risk of losses (and the lack of open libraries willing to send things) the Interlibrary Loan Department limits ordering and shipping during this time.
If you need anything before winter break request it now! Interlibrary loan requests submitted to ILLiad after Dec. 15th will be ordered in early January.
ILLiad article requests will continue to be filled by RapidILL through Dec. 21st, but must have a valid ISSN and yearto be processed a as Rapid request.
For loan materials use NExpress: (http://go/NExpress). NExpress will stay open during break. Requests placed in NExpress go straight to the Lending Library for processing. Loans ordered from NExpress over break should arrive in early January.
Due to the holidays and shipping madness of late December, ILL limits shipping during this time. Interlibrary loan requests submitted to ILLiad after Dec. 16th will be ordered in early January.
ILLiad article requests will continue to be filled by RapidILL* through Dec. 21st, but must have a valid ISSN and yearto be processed a as Rapid request.
For loan materials use NExpress: http://go/NExpress. NExpress will stay open throughout the break and requests placed in NExpress go straight to the Lending Library for processing. Loans ordered from NExpress over break will likely arrive in early January.
Innovative informed me that one of two fans in our Central INN-Reach server kicked-the-bucket. They will have to bring down the server to swap out the hardware. They will do this at 5:30 pm Friday August 26, 2011. They predict that it will take approximately 30 minutes complete. All central system activities, the catalog, request processing, etc. will be down during this time.
Due to the holidays and shipping madness of late December, Interlibrary Loan will reduce services during the second half of the month. From Dec. 17th through early Jan. we will not ship any ILL materials. Shipping during the holiday season is notoriously difficult due to the large increases in holiday mail, and it is a common ILL practice to avoid mailing materials during this time. Items arriving late in December, after most people have left campus for the Holiday, are also of little use to patrons and would sit unused for two or more weeks.
ILL requests submitted to ILLiad after Dec. 17th will be ordered in January. ILLiad article requests will continue to be filled by RapidILL* through Dec. 22nd. (*Articles must have a valid ISSN and year to be ordered in Rapid.)
Need materials ASAP use NExpress: http://go/NExpress. NExpress will stay open throughout the break and requests placed in NExpress go straight to the Lending Library. Loans ordered from NExpress over break may still not arrive until early Jan.
We have made the Armstrong Science library an official pick up location for ILL and NExpress materials. If you select Armstrong delivery, your requested materials will be automatically sent to the Armstrong Science Library for pick up when they arrive at Middlebury.
This is now possible for both NExpress and interlibrary loan materials. However, selecting this option is done very differently in each system.
For NExpress the choice is made each time an item is ordered, through a drop-down menu. Select Armstrong Science library from the list of available pick up locations. go/NExpress
For ILLiad, the choice is made at registration. In order for a current ILLiad user to change their preferred delivery location in ILLiad, you will need to update your contact Information in the Tools menu in ILLiad. Click on “Edit My Contact Information” and select Armstrong Science Library as your “Delivery Site” to take advantage of this new service. You can return to regular pick up at the Davis Family Library at any time by returning to ILLiad and changing your selected delivery site back to Davis Family Library. go/ill
Watch this short video for some tips on finding Music CDs in your language. (Click the Full screen button for a better view):
Don’t see your favorite band or musician in MIDCAT (go/midcat)? Try searching the NExpress catalog (go/nexpress). If you still can’t find what you need, place an online purchase request using our Music Request form (go/musicrequest).
Visit the Language subject guides (go/subsplus), select your language, and go to Tips on the right hand side of the page to find preset searches for foreign language music and videos. (Check out this other video for another approach to finding music CDs in foreign languages.)
By consensus of the NExpress Consortium, NExpress ArticleReach has been retired. With all of the participating NExpress schools now using Rapid it was determined that we could provide the same service to our patrons while using one fewer system for processing requests. All articles currently delivered to a My Midcat account will remain for the normal delivery period.
NExpress service for loan materials will continue, but all article requests should now all be submitted into ILLiad for processing. To take advantage of RapidILL processing, please include an ISSN in all article requests.
Please contact Rachel Manning: firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about this change.