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*FYI from IFLA :*

The IFLA Document Delivery and Resource Sharing (DDRS) Standing Committee
<https://www.ifla.org/docdel> wishes to inform you about a new initiative
that the Committee is launching to facilitate international resource
sharing activities during the time of COVID-19.



The global pandemic has resulted in many library buildings being closed and
services moving fully online. Because of the current situation, resource
sharing activities have become either impossible or very difficult to
perform for many libraries. Yet, our users’ information needs remain the
same or, in many cases,  have increased because of the situation.



Thus, with the help of committee members and volunteering librarians
worldwide, the committee has created a simple way for the libraries around
the world to request the materials their users need from other libraries
who can provide the materials.



We call this initiative “Resource Sharing in the Times of COVID-19
(acronym: RSCVD)” and wish to urge you to use the service. We are offering
several fulfillment options:

   - An Open Access search tool from Open Access Button to help you find
   Open Access, full-text content available immediately
   - An article request form*
   - A book chapter request form*

**All* *requests will be fulfilled electronically, so no physical loan
request is needed. *



*Link to Request Service: http://rscvd.org/ <http://rscvd.org/>*

*Link to FAQ: https://rscvd.org/faq <https://rscvd.org/faq>*



Upon your request, volunteering committee members and librarians will,
first, verify your affiliation and make sure that the request is coming
from a library, not an individual. Then, several volunteering librarians
will check their collections and provide the materials through the OCLC
Article Exchange Service. We cannot guarantee that all requests can be
fulfilled, but most of them will be obtainable from the vast digital
collections of volunteering libraries.



As a requesting library, you will receive an email notification when the
item is ready and the notification will include the link and password to
receive the materials. For more information on this service please see the
FAQ.



If you have any questions about this initiative, please contact
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Special thanks to Joe McArthur at Open Access Button
<https://openaccessbutton.org/> for assistance creating the web pages and
search interface.



Thank you,



I wish you all stay safe and healthy.



Sincerely,



Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Standing Committee

*Peter Collins (Chair)*

*Ertugrul Çimen (Secretary)*

*Stephanie Kruger (Information Coordinator)*

*Faten Abdullah Barayyan*

*Andrew Appleyard*

*Seangill Peter Bae*

*Tina Baich*

*Rasha Barakat*

*Tainá Batista de Assis*

*Nicole Clasen*

*Filiz Ekingen Flores Mamondi*

*Cecilia Ericson*

*Ibrahim Farah*

*Joe Lenkart*

*Clare MacKeigan*

*Silvana Mangiaracina*

*Katia Medawar*

*Jarmo Saarti*

*Lei Wang*

*Huifang Xu*

*Xiaoxia Yao*

-- 

*Cate Carlyle*

she/her

VP Nova Scotia

Atlantic Provinces Library Association

CRC Coordinator, Mount Saint Vincent University

*T* (902) 457-6426 *E* [log in to unmask]

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