In a unanimous vote the 19 members of the Boston Library Consortium Board of Directors have chosen to continue participation in RapidILL.
Reviewing the results of the BLC's year-long RapidILL pilot project, Barbara Preece, Executive Director of the Boston Library Consortium, said we "decided in February 07 to confirm Rapid as an integral part of the BLC's commitment to resource sharing." Preece continued by saying "Member libraries have been enthusiastic about the program."
Christine Quirion, Document Services Librarian at MIT Libraries, remarked, "Getting started with Rapid was the easiest change that we've had to make, and one from which we started to see benefits right away in terms of quick delivery of articles, and ease of use for staff. .... Our operations and patrons have benefited significantly from participation in Rapid; it would be a challenge to provide our services without Rapid."
About the Boston Library Consortium
The 19 Boston Library Consortium members include: Boston College, Boston Public Library, Boston University, Brandeis University, Brown University, MIT, Marine Biological Lab/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Northeastern University, State Library of Massachusetts, Tufts University, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, University of Massachusetts-Boston, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, University of Massachusetts-Lowell, University of Massachusetts Medical Center Library, University of Connecticut, University of New Hampshire, Wellesley College, and Williams College.
RapidILL is a revolutionary article requesting system developed at Colorado State University. RapidILL is currently used by 64 academic and research libraries in the US and Asia. Information about Rapid is available at the "Public Information" link on the RapidILL homepage (http://RapidILL.org).
For additional information or to ask library specific questions, please contact the Rapid team at: RapidStaff@RapidILL.org.