By Eric Scott, Chair, RSC
As of November 7, the University of California Libraries will begin using a new courier service for our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) intercampus deliveries, Accurate Courier Services. Based on a charge from CDL and SOPAG, the Resource Sharing Committee (RSC) wrote an RFP which resulted in the choice of a new vendor being selected for the service. Accurate serves hospitals and medical facilities, as well as libraries and other customers. SOPAG and the CoULs signed off on the RFP results and agreed with the choice of the new courier.
The new service is also being used by Link Plus, a library network in California and several western states. The possibility of a widening shared network provides potential opportunities for reduced costs and increased ease of use with the new service. The effectiveness of the new service will be evaluated in the upcoming months.