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Accessing Linda Hall Library Materials through CRL

May 30 2012
Contact: Kevin Wilks - kwilks [at] crl [dot] edu


Accessing Linda Hall Library Materials through CRL

Earlier this year, CRL and the Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & Technology (LHL) formed a strategic partnership to preserve and develop historical research collections in the fields of science, technology, and engineering.  

Beginning July 1, CRL libraries will have access to the combined CRL and Linda Hall science, technology, and engineering (STE) print serials. These current and back issues of over 50,000 journal titles acquired and maintained by CRL and Linda Hall will be made available electronically through on-demand digitization and traditional document delivery through the RapidILL service. CRL members currently enrolled in RapidILL will receive the excellent 24-hour turnaround service provided by Rapid beginning July 1. Non-RapidILL users will begin a special training by RapidILL at the same time, with the goal of having all CRL libraries able to obtain service from Linda Hall through Rapid by early December 2012.

Current RapidILL users will place requests as usual. Non-RapidILL libraries can place requests through their ILL management system (such as Clio, ILLiad, Relais, WCRS). A special pod will be created that will allow requesting as a CRL borrower only. The request will then go to LHL for filling courtesy of CRL. If an institution does not have an ILL management system, RapidILL will provide a requesting venue to make service as seamless as possible.

There is no cost for CRL libraries’ use of this service through the partnership arrangement. However,  for requests sent directly to LHL the requesting institution will be charged LHL’s regular fee. For more information, libraries should contact CRL’s Access Services staff.

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