Since the introduction of the new lender lists there have been some additions, deletions, and corrections. So, even if you moved to the new lists last year please follow the instructions below to make the relevant updates to your library’s preferred lender list.
JerseyCat has new Preferred Lender lists. There are now 23 lists, one for each county with the exception of Bergen and Passaic, which have two.
These lists are ordered by geographical proximity, type and size of potential lender (public, academic, school, and special), and lending history of these libraries.
Implementing the new lists will result in faster turnaround times and improved fill rates. Once libraries have updated their lists, users will see a better, more efficient interlibrary loan system.
Instructions for adding the new lists:
Login to your library’s admin account.* From the Staff Dashboard screen select the ILL Admin tab. From the dropdown, select Participant Record. Scroll down slightly – you will see a box that says Preferred Lender List. Delete the library codes you see there.
From there select the link for your county. You will see a long (8 page) single file list of library codes. Copy and paste the codes into your Preferred Lender list box. Just copy the actual codes, not the county name. Hit Submit to lock in the change.
Some libraries had OCLC lender codes added at the end of their NJ library codes in the list. This is being discontinued. If you still want the option of getting loans from out of state libraries make sure NJAC is entered in the Primary Default Lender box (3rd option below Preferred Lender List box). This will be a more efficient method of getting out of state loans.
*If you haven’t used your admin account you can get there by using a default password. Go to the JerseyCat login screen. Select your library. Then in both dropdowns (library code and password) enter your library code and admin in this format – e.g. if library code is abc, then abcadmin goes in both dropdowns.
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