Monday, May 30, 2016

South Dakota Share-It Goes Live on July 1st

South Dakota Share-It is a new service of the South Dakota State Library. This service is provided at no cost to participating libraries. The South Dakota Share-It network will allow users to search library catalogs wherever they have internet access. Authenticated users (users holding a valid library card at a participating library) will be able to search the catalog + the subscription e-resources provided by the SD State Library. All other libraries and patrons that have a SD State Library barcode/password will be able to login and search the subscription e-resources.

This network replaces and improves on the SDLN (South Dakota Library Network) group catalog, as it allows individual libraries to have their own ILS (integrated library system/catalog) and still be able to search multiple catalog and electronic resources at one time, as well as participate in statewide interlibrary loan.

The dissolution of the South Dakota Library Network created a need for another statewide system. The schedule provided by SDLN in 2014 indicated that current services will no longer be available after July 2016.

The SD State Library is working to have this network in place by July 1, 2016.

Participating Libraries

All participating libraries have signed an agreement and have been working with the State Library on implementation.

If you are unsure whether your library is participating, please contact Nina Mentzel (email or telephone 605-773-6391) at the State Library.

Authentication

As part of SD Share-It, patron authentication for electronic resources licensed through the South Dakota State Library will change as of July 1, 2016. The current authentication server managed by SDLN will no longer provide authentication. Authentication will be provided through SD Share-It.

What this means for libraries:

In-house use:
  • If your library/patrons access electronic resources via SD Share-It OR the SDSL web page – no changes are necessary by your library. Access will be by ip authentication, same as it is now.
  • If your library/patrons access electronic resources via links on your library web page copied from the SDSL web page – you will need to change these links to new links provided on the SDSL web page (new links will be available on July 1, 2016). Access will be by ip authentication, same as it is now.
  • If your library/patrons access electronic resources via links on your library web page using your own authentication (i.e. EZproxy) – no changes are necessary by your library
Remote access (out of library or off-campus):
  • If your library/patrons access electronic resources via SD Share-It OR the SDSL web page – no changes are necessary by your library. Access will be by barcode/password, same as it is now.
  • (The login window will look slightly different but login will remain the same)
  • If your library/patrons access electronic resources via links on your library web page copied from the SDSL web page – you will need to change these links to new links provided on the SDSL web page (new links will be available on July 1, 2016). Access will be by barcode/password, same as it is now.
  • (The login window will look slightly different but login will remain the same)
  • If your library/patrons access electronic resources via links on your library web page using your own authentication (i.e. EZproxy) – no changes are necessary by your library. Access will be by login, same as it is now.
Please contact Jane Healy, email, or Nina Mentzel, email, with any questions regarding authentication.

Interlibrary Loan

In addition to changing authentication, interlibrary loan procedures will change:
  • If you request interlibrary loan materials through the South Dakota State Library using WorldCat, you will no longer do so.
  • You will request those materials via SD Share-It.
  • If your library is participating in SD Share-It, your library will process interlibrary loan requests directly in SD Share-It
New instructions for logging in and placing requests will be available on the SDSL web page on July 1, 2016.

Please contact Brenda Hemmelman, email, with any questions regarding interlibrary loan.