Understanding WRLC: - Howard University

Understanding WRLC: - Howard University

Understanding WRLC: Your Magic Carpet ride through AladinDiscovery Presented By: Tommy Waters, Celia Daniel & Bethany McGowan from the Howard Libraries & : Louis Stokes Health Science Library Schedule:

10:00 am 11:00 am Introduction on WRLC 11:00am - 12:00pm Introduction to Aladin-Discovery 12:00pm 1:00pm (lunch) 1:00pm 2:00 Introduction to Refworks

Come with me to Discover WRLC on this Magic Carpet What is WRLC ? http:// www.wrlc.org/ In the Beginning The

Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) was established in 1987 by some of the major universities in the Washington D.C. area to share library collections and information technology in order to enhance the resources available to their students and faculty.

Washington Research Library Consortium

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY (AU) THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA (CU) THE UNIVERSITY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (DC) GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY (GA) GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY (GM) GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY (GT)

THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (GW) HOWARD UNIVERSITY (HU) MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY (MU) TRINITY UNIVERSITY (TR) What does WRLC offer Reciprocal borrowing based on a shared online catalog

Consortia licensing of online resources Cooperative collection development Offsite storage What do you get out the deal? Direct borrowing: Students and

faculty may borrow in person at any member library Consortium Loan Service(CLS): Students and faculty may place an online request for a book or article held by another member library. Universities have Unique Special

Collections Aladin - the shared digital library system The centerpiece of WRLC's programs is the shared information system known as ALADIN (Access to Library and Database Information Network)

DIGITAL LIBRARY SYSTEM Shared union catalog for the eight member universities representing over 7 million volumes Digital

images and audio of unique primary source materials from WRLC special collections Millions of licensed online articles (mostly full-image or full-text, some as citations What are the rules for

Borrowing Loan period for books: Faculty Fixed due dates: 1/31, 5/31, 9/30 (due date dependent on when book is checked out) Graduate Students

42 days Undergraduate Students Staff 28 days 28 days Borrowing in person Each

patron shall present a current valid university photo ID from a member university in order to borrow eligible items at WRLC member libraries. Fines and Replacement information

Daily fine per book (for books not recalled) $0.25 / day Maximum overdue fine (for books not recalled) $10.00 Daily recall fine amount $5.00 / day

Maximum recall fine $25.00 Lost book replacement fee $67.00 (39 Days pass due date) Lost book processing fee $30.00 (39 Days pass due date) Lost book replacement fee - Actual cost of book Requesting Materials Through the Consortium Loan Service (CLS)

Offsite Storage WRLC operates a shared offsite storage facility designed to free valuable space in the campus libraries for newer or more frequently-accessed materials. How do I get these items?

Students and faculty of WRLC libraries may submit online requests for items stored at the "WRLC Center" using the ALADIN library catalog's Request feature. Materials requested by 5 pm are delivered to the library the next business day.

Is the storage safe? The storage facility provides highdensity, environmentally-controlled, retrievable storage for books, audiovisual or microform media, and archival boxes. Thank you!

Discover the magic of ALADIN By Celia Daniel

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