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... Future Rapid Users I write as someone who has been an ILL practitioner since 1987 Since that time I have personally witnessed and been a part of many changes in Resource Sharing Having seen the evolution in technology over the past three decades I can attest that Rapid has produced some of the most ingenious and forward thinking innovations ever experienced in Resource Sharing From sharing journal articles and book chapters to the latest addition of borrowing and lending books with RapidR Rapid is in the forefront providing the systems and the vision that enables libraries to exchange library material more effectively Five Boston Library Consortium BLC libraries UMass Amherst University of Connecticut Northeastern University of New Hampshire and Williams College began a pilot project with Rapid to share books RapidR Beginning in late 2013 our libraries used ILLiad and the mail delivery systems already in place to allow for the exchange of books Based on our work with Rapid particularly during the testing of RapidR we found Rapid staff are attentive and do their best to understand the needs of our libraries and their users Rapid staff are real people Tom Mike and Jane to name a few Rapid staff understand ILL so what they do makes sense Rapid products are fairly priced with reasonable cost increases Rapid turnaround is fast and the fill rate hovers at around 90 RapidR is AWESOME RapidR and all things Rapid go through ILLiad another great resource sharing tool RapidR supports unmediated borrowing by sending book requests to Rapid pods without direct staff intervention RapidR supports real time availability call number lookup not only for Rapid requests but for ALL incoming OCLC requests with Rapid Holdings Lookup so far less staff time is used than with manual Z39 50 searches in ILLiad How...

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