It`s easy to know if a library is present. All signatories are added to the ILL “AMGS” group in OCLC. A complete list of signatories when searching for AMGS can be found in the ocLC policy list. Borrowers can view the holdings of AMGS signatories when submitting ILL applications in OCLC via the Group Holdings ad, and identify their own participation in the agreement by noting AMGS or Amigos Resource Sharing Agreement in the area of their constant ILL dataset memberships. Due to the current restrictions of COVID 19, mutual lending (for example. B COPPUL) and the issuance of reciprocal borrower cards are not available. You`ll find changes on the Library Service Updates page. Participating libraries agree to lend and produce copies (up to 50 pages) free of charge to other signatories to the contract. Participants in mutual loan programs not only benefit financially, but also save time in implementing inter-liberal processes.
Amigo members who wish to join one or two groups can initiate the process by relying on Bea Ramirez, 800-843-8482, ext. 2830 or by email: email@example.com. Mutual loan privileges are determined by each loan library (host library) and generally offer shorter loan times than those in the home library. Some library materials such as magazines, videos and bookbooks in reserve may not be borrowed. The amigos Resource Sharing Agreement stipulates that the signatories of the agreement provide credits and copies (up to 50 pages) without the requesting participant being subjected to any treatment, port or other additional fee. The agreement is reciprocal insofar as all signatories can expect a single “free” service from other signatories within the limits set out in the agreement. Amigos sponsors two mutual credit contracts. The Amigos Resource Sharing Agreement and the Western Resource Sharing Agreement free up free resources from participants who sign the agreements. In early 2013, ASERL and WRLC signed a partnership to expand the sharing of resources among the member libraries of each consortium.
As a result of this agreement, ASERL and WRLC libraries will provide free priority services for each other`s resource-sharing requirements as of February 1, 2013. 3. Brower is subject to the rules of the loan library. The full text of the Western Sharing Agreement can be found here: www.amigos.org/sites/default/files/western_resource_sharing_agreement_form.pdf AsERL and WRLC have committed throughout their history to improving resource sharing in the Southeast. This commitment has been demonstrated through activities such as the creation of SOLINET, the obtaining of grants to support the massive retrospective transformation of cataloguing recordings, the provision of a forum for the regular exchange of ideas and information and many others.