InstantILL: Simplifying Content Delivery, With or Without Subscriptions
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This presentation will share how Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) Library has taken a concrete step to advance delivery of content by collaborating with the Open Access Button to develop InstantILL -- a simple, community-owned, tool for students and researchers to get free, fast, and legal access to articles -- and how others can easily implement it at their library. Resource sharing is a core service for the delivery of content needed to support scholarship and education, and resource sharing professionals can make significant inroads in enhancing discovery and delivery by partnering with open projects to improve the library user's experience when searching for known content. With a simple interface that users expect, InstantILL integrates searches of a library's link resolver and open access content with a simple interlibrary loan request form, all with a single action by the end-user. Attendees will learn why the library chose to pursue this project, how InstantILL works, and how to easily implement it at their own library.