- Created on Monday, 28 February 2011 13:49
PILL (Pathfinder ILL)
- Created on Friday, 25 February 2011 19:43
Pathfinder Interlibrary Loan (PILL) is doing well. A few weeks ago I sent a message to Google Groups requesting that librarians contact me with concerns or issues with the PILL holds system. To this date, I've received no concerns but have received a half dozen praises of it. PILL has increased lending and borrowing and reduced paperwork and keeps statistics for member libraries. Librarians need to promote the login and password for patrons to access their own ILL records and have the ability to place holds on books they want to read. Keeping the ILL process as seamless as possible will keep the ereaders from taking over as quickly as they might. Librarians are not and should not be "gate keepers" of information; we need to facilitate the patrons ability to serve themselves.