Copyright Clearance Center’s Get It Now Integrates with OCLC’s WorldShare Interlibrary Loan Service

    Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a global licensing and content solutions organization, announced its award-winning Get It Now academic solution is integrated with OCLC’s WorldShare Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service, the largest ILL network in the world.

    Get It Now, adopted by nearly 300 institutions of higher education, is a cost-effective service that gives library patrons and staff instant access to valuable journal content from over 130 publishers. It increases operational efficiencies, streamlines article ordering and invoicing processes, and includes a comprehensive Librarian Dashboard to manage and track Get It Now article purchases and create real-time usage reports. Tightly integrated within article search and ILL workflows, Get It Now can be implemented as a librarian-mediated version, a link resolver-based unmediated version, or a hybrid of both.

    “We have been approached by many WorldShare ILL libraries wanting to use Get It Now, and we listened,” said Tim Bowen, CCC’s Director, Academic Products & Services. “Through another successful joint development effort with OCLC, we are pleased to offer Get It Now as a fast and convenient way for WorldShare ILL libraries to obtain documents their users need, and give librarians the options they need to meet patron demand.”

    “WorldShare ILL automates workflows to save time for library staff, resulting in timely delivery of items to the people who need them,” said Katie Birch, OCLC Portfolio Director, Global Product Management. “The integration simplifies Get It Now document purchases for WorldShare ILL users, and reduces the time needed to respond to user requests.”

    This integration with OCLC is based on the librarian-mediated version of Get It Now and supports payment of Get It Now article purchases through OCLC’s Interlibrary Loan Fee Management service, and there are also other services where you can get a quick loan as well.

    Get It Now was recently selected as a Top Product by readers of University Business magazine for the second consecutive year.