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The software MNLINK relies upon for interlibrary loan will be retired by OCLC in June 2024. To find the right new solution for MNLINK, feedback from front-line public services staff is essential. Listening sessions have been scheduled for this purpose on July 13 and August 11. Register today!

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The VDX software MNLINK relies upon for interlibrary loan will be retired by OCLC in June 2024. As a result, a MNLINK Transition Task Force has been charged with recommending a new solution for MNLINK.

The Task Force is setting up meetings with MNLINK site administrators and has already received very helpful feedback from the MNLINK Users Group and the MNLINK Operations Committee.

Feedback from front-line public-services staff is essential to this process as well. The Task Force has scheduled two listening sessions for this purpose. The first session is scheduled for Wednesday, July 13 at 10:00 a.m. and the second session will be held Thursday, August 11 at 2:00 p.m.

Please share this invitation with colleagues who may not have seen this announcement. We encourage everyone who works with MNLINK or uses MNLINK to share your feedback about the future of the service.

MNLINK provides discovery and interlibrary loan service for library patrons and staff across Minnesota, and includes the catalogs of nearly all Minnesota libraries. Patrons can request interlibrary loan items directly through MNLINK, and materials are delivered to their home library with Minitex delivery. Our new stop-motion animation video explores just how useful MNLINK can be, even for young researchers.

Written by

Gerri Moeller
Associate Director for Resource Sharing and Delivery
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