The RESPOND (Resource Sharing Program for Network Discovery) program is a joint effort on the part of AMICAL and OCLC to create new opportunities for resource discovery by library users at AMICAL institutions. Through this, your library becomes a member of the worldwide OCLC cooperative and can benefit from the cooperative’s services and opportunities for professional contact and development.
This program includes:
- FirstSearch – the most powerful interface for searching WorldCat, the best advanced tool for locating resources.
- OCLC Cataloging and Metadata Subscription – this provides the tools you need to expand your library’s impact by registering your collections in WorldCat and increase your efficiency through automated processes.
- WorldShare Collection Evaluation – this service allows your library to compare collections to those of another library to support collection decision making.
- WorldShare Interlibrary Loan – the largest network of resource sharing libraries in the world helping to supply your library users with the electronic or print resources they need.
During this session, OCLC’s Rosanna Ramacciotti and Christian Négrel will share an update on OCLC and these services. Following this, Omar Farhoud (LAU) will share his institution’s experiences of being part of this program, the benefits they have seen, and how these services can help your library.
Who should attend: head/university librarians, library staff, and technologists who support libraries.
All AMICAL members are welcome to attend, even if your institution’s library does not participate in the RESPOND program yet. This is your chance to learn more about it!