Interlibrary Loan and Radical Simplicity

Now here is something to be thankful for! (bet you haven’t heard that recently, huh?)

Library staff are delighted to announce a new feature in the databases which will make submitting an interlibrary loan (ILL) request much simpler and much faster. Anyone who has submitted a request knows that the least pleasant part is having to manually type the citation information into the request form. Well, get ready to look for a new pet peeve, because now there’s a better way. Library staff have configured LinkSource to automatically bring the citation fields from the database into the request form, saving you all of that typing. Checkout the brief (4 slides) presentation below:

This may seem like a small tweak, but we’re hoping that in the long run it will save students a great deal of time and frustration. Be sure to email library@alliant.edu if you have questions or comments about this or any other Alliant library service.

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