At the October updates for the PIR project there was unanimous support for a web site that would be a single source for materials related to the background and implementation of PIR.  This new web site is http://www.cdlib.org/libstaff/pir/.

The site will be used by UC Library staff who are involved with or interested in the PIR project.  The site contains background information, descriptive summaries of the status and history of PIR, technical information about the project (such as the decision flow programmed into receiving and forwarding a request), and links to vendor information (including OCLC Direct).

Most of the documents on the site are available in Rich Text Format (RTF), which nearly any word processing program can read.  Some files are also available in HTML or PDF/Acrobat format.

The PIROPS-L Listserv is a forum in which UC library employees involved with the Patron Initiated Request Project can share and discuss operational issues as PIR is implemented.  UC Library staff may subscribe to the Listserv by sending the following message to listserv@ucop.edu: SUBSCRIBE PIROPS-L [Your Name