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IDS Project Liaison Report
« on: September 23, 2016, 07:41:38 AM »
The IDS Project is excited to invite attendees to our Fall User Group Sessions!  A day of training, discussion, and collaboration can aid in the essential service we provide to our students and patrons. We encourage all Interlibrary Loan/Resource Sharing staff that work daily to provide resources to other libraries and from other libraries to attend and immerse yourself in the IDS Project community.  A few of the topics of the meeting will include the Ex Libris Alma Resource Sharing module and the IDS Article Gateway.

Dates & Locations:
Western Thursday, October 13th at Ithaca College Library, Ithaca, NY
Eastern Wednesday, October 26th at Union College, Schenectady, NY
Metro Thursday, October 27th at College of Optometry, New York, NY
*Lunch will be provided.
To register, please fill out the form here:

IDS Project membership now stands at 94 member libraries.  Many of these new libraries are still in process of coming on board and will be announced to the membership soon.

The Annual IDS Project Conference was held on Thursday, July 28th, and Friday, July 29th at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center in Albany, NY and was well received by attendees.  There were 127 attendees from 85 different institutions, including 18 out-of-state institutions.  Those out-of-state institutions were:

Auburn University Libraries
Brandeis University
Bryn Mawr College
Clark University
Dartmouth College
Florida International University
Massachusetts Library System
Middlebury College
North Carolina State University
Smithsonian Libraries
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
University of Arizona Libraries
University of Connecticut
University of Oregon
University of Texas at Austin
Wellesley College
Western New England University

The conference offered two pre-conference sessions, including a session led by Bill Jones and Mike Mulligan titled “IDS Logic Rule Creation Session,” and a session led by Logan Rath titled “Modifying ILLiad Webpages,” and contained 28 Conference sessions.  Thank you to our generous sponsors:  Atlas, Copyright Clearance Center, ESLN, Ex Libris, OCLC, and Reprints Desk.

The 2016 Rivenburgh Innovation Award was given to:

-- Kourtney Blackburn, St. John Fisher College, Access Services Librarian
-- Kate Ross, St. John Fisher College, Head of Technical Services/Acquisitions Librarian

for their ideas and planning that led to the creation of “True Just-In-Time Predictive Coordinated Collection Development.”  This project is supported by Regional Bibliographic Databases and Interlibrary Resources Sharing Program Funds which are administered by the Rochester Regional Library Council.

The Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative has announced that the winner of the Rethinking Resource Sharing (RRS) 2016 Innovation Award is the Information Delivery Service (IDS) Project for its Online Learning Institute, a multi-state collaboration to deliver free online continuing education courses for resource sharing professionals.  This year’s award winners were recognized for their innovative contribution to resource sharing at the American Library Association’s 2016 Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.  More information can be found here:

IDS Logic, a service freely available to IDS Project member libraries, is a next generation resource sharing software that connects, via web services and APIs, library platforms that previously remained separated.  IDS Logic is currently running at 115 sites, including 19 subscribing libraries.  Those libraries are:

Boston College
Boston University
Brown University
Cornell University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
New York University
North Carolina State University
Northwestern University
Princeton University
Tufts University
University of Arizona
University of Delaware
University of Maryland
University of Maryland Baltimore County
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of New Hampshire
University of Oregon
University of Washington
Washington University in St. Louis
Yale University