05 October 2018, Tipasa 200 libraries are now using Tipasa, the first cloud-based interlibrary loan management system that automates routine borrowing and lending functions for individual libraries.
OCLC introduced Tipasa in January 2017 as a new interlibrary loan management system built on the OCLC WorldShare technology platform that takes full advantage of the world's largest resource sharing network. Tipasa reimagines features and functionality of the Windows-based ILLiad service and moves them to the cloud. Because updates and enhancements happen automatically in the cloud-based system, Tipasa requires only limited IT resources. The straightforward staff interface is easy to use, making it easy to train staff, volunteers and student assistants.
OCLC continues to develop Tipasa in phases. New features and functionality released this year includes RapidILL integration, WorldShare Circulation and Acquisitions integration, and patron data retention. Additional features and functionality will continue be added over time, such as Ex Libris Alma integration coming in early 2019. ILLiad users will move to Tipasa as their functionality needs are met in the new system. ILLiad will be supported as Tipasa continues to expand; no end date has been set for ILLiad.
A current list of live libraries is available on the Tipasa resources page.