Resource Sharing News

Minitex Delivery work area.

Minitex Delivery work area.

Published occasionally to keep readers up-to-date about interlibrary loan activities in the Minitex region.

Current Issue

  • February 2017
    Save the Date for the 26th Annual Minitex Interlibrary Loan Conference: May 17, 2017 • OCLC makes significant announcements about resource sharing • Spotlight on interlibrary loan in the Minitex Region: Hennepin County – Minneapolis Central Library • The joy of sharing • Saying our final goodbye via Interlibrary Loan • Fred's tub packing tips #1; Packing fragile items • New MNLINK, episode 17; Reporting issues with MNLINK • Public health data – a valuable resource for librarians

Previous Issues


  • December 2016
    MNLINK reclamation and marketing reminders • 'Tis the season to... • New MNLINK, episode 10 • Young Adult Book Published • Spotlight on interlibrary loan in the Minitex Region: University of St. Thomas O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library • A snapshot of daily volume in the Delivery Unit • Doodles and damage: Minitex takes note • Swedish American Newspapers online • Plan early for spring conference attendance
  • October 2016
    New MNLINK discovery launched! • Meet the new MNLINK! • New MNLINK, episode 3 • How to pack a tub – the A/V material episode! • Do you agree with these ILL pet peeves? • Resource Sharing staff attend NDLA and MLA conferences • Ready to Ignite? • Banned in the U.S.S.R! • 2016 Minitex Public Library Node meeting recap • Revisiting the Minitex ILL Conference with a GoodWiLS Ambassador • Opportunity for new ILL staff to attend ALA in 2017 • ILLiad of the future? Update on the new OCLC ILL product from OCLC's Katie Birch
  • August 2016
    MNLINK discovery interface to go-live September 19, 2016! • MNLINK transition update – configuration • Future of interlibrary loan: Some perspectives from the 2016 ALA Annual Conference • Great service: The Disney way • Sending a book club request to Minitex? • Library Juice: Worth the squeeze? • Knowledge is power • Minitex Delivery routing forms and supplies • Interlibrary Loan Titles of the Week, August 5-11, 2016 • Minitex Resource Sharing staff to present at fall conferences • Webinar recording available: Unlocking the Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States • New MNLINK interface marketing materials are ready to distribute to your users!
  • June 2016
    MNLINK news • MNLINK transition to Worldcat Discovery update • 25th Annual Minitex Interlibrary Loan Conference – slides available • 2016 Public Library Node meeting • Providing students with the resources they need: a collaboration between interlibrary loan and reserves • Changes for South Dakota resource sharing agreement begin July 1st • Minitex staff member Jennie Shaw selected to present poster session at Minnesota eLearning Summit • Spotlight on interlibrary loan in the Minitex Region: Walter Library, University of Minnesota • Collaboration ensures a successful process for off-site storage retrieval • On-Demand delivery for some Minitex participants • Interlibrary loan and delivery statistics – noting a nationwide trend • Gratitude for our student employees • OCLC discontinues support for Microsoft Internet Explorer browsers
  • April 2016
    MNLINK Marketing Materials Survey results • MNLINK Gateway transition – electronic resource availability • Is your item overdue? Minitex wants to know about it! • Good news for fans of OCLC FirstSearch • Interlibrary loan and digital equipment • Delivery update – March 2016 • Best practices – OCLC Interlibrary Loan Fee Management (IFM) • Are you reading OCLC Next?
  • February 2016
    Minitex stalwart Kathy Drozd to retire March 1 • MnLINK Logo: the results of the survey are in! • MnLINK Gateway transition to WorldCat Discovery – searching • Resource Sharing welcomes new staff to Referral Processing • Spotlight on interlibrary loan in the Minitex Region: Magrath Library, University of Minnesota • Minitex campus library staff – an evolution • Innovation in Resource Sharing • Great comments from patrons help us start 2016 right • 25 years of Minitex Interlibrary Loan Conferences • Save the date: Lee Rainie to keynote Minitex ILL Conference on May 10 • 2016 ILLiad International Conference is open for registration

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