On January 2, the new ILDS (Illinois Library Delivery Service) will begin for the 100 plus academic libraries who belong to the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), the nine regional library systems, Chicago Public Library and the Illinois State Library. To prepare for the changeover, each library system is holding training sessions to explain changes to each member library.
Also to prepare for the changeover, on December 28th (or if you are going to be closed before the 28th), every library in the state needs to destroy all current ILDS (Intersystems Library Delivery Service) labels. The last “old” ILDS pickup will occur on Thursday December 27th. Non-ILDS libraries should continue to use their regional library system labels.
For those who will be taking part in the new ILDS, on January 2 your new ILDS code will appear in Every Library in ILLINET (ELI).
As soon as appropriate changes are made, the ILLINET directory that appears on the Illinois State Library web site will be updated with the new statewide ILDS codes. See what the new ILDS label looks like on the new Illinois Delivers web site.