[Koha] ILL Process

Jane Cothron jcothron at lincolncolibrarydist.org
Mon Feb 4 10:25:13 NZDT 2019

Hi Sarah--
      We also use Koha and WorldShare ILL.  We have two streams depending
on whether the library is borrowing or lending.  For lending, the ILL
person checks requests in WorldShare against our catalog.  If the item is
in the catalog and is available in Koha, we check the item out to an ILL
account, then respond in WorldShare, and send the piece on its way to the
requesting library.  For items requested by our library patrons, the ILL
person searches WorldShare and places a request.  When that item comes to
the library, it's received in WorldShare, then in Koha we create a brief
record (usually author, title, call number OF  ILL [YEAR] [MONTH], item
type INTERLIBRARY LOAN.  When we create the item record, we use the barcode
from WorldShare.  Then, the item is checked out to the patron.  When the
item is returned, staff checks it in in Koha, then marks the item
withdrawn.  Finally, the item is returned in WorldShare, and sent to its
home library.


Jane Cothron
Lincoln County Library District
P.O. Box 2027
Newport, Oregon 97365
541-265-3066 (phone & fax)
jcothron at lincolncolibrarydist.org

On Thu, Jan 31, 2019 at 10:03 AM Sarah Fletcher <sfletcher at ncrl.org> wrote:

> Hello Koha community!
> I am looking for feedback regarding your ILL process. Do you use Koha at
> all in the process or do you use a separate software entirely, or a
> combination of the two? We currently use a combination of Koha for charging
> patrons when necessary and OCLC WorldShare for tracking.
> Any input would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
> --
> Sarah Fletcher
> Library Systems Manager
> North Central Regional Library
> 16 North Columbia Street
> Wenatchee, WA 98801
> 509-663-1117 x101
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