Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, has announced that Wenzhou-Kean University (WKU) has selected the Ex Libris RapidILL™ resource sharing platform to enhance the institution’s interlibrary loan activities and better serve the needs of its community. WKU is the first university in mainland China to adopt the RapidILL solution. The university will be joining the global RapidILL community, which consists of more than 500 worldwide institutions.
WKU is a friendship project between Zhejiang Province in China and New Jersey in the United States. Established in 2014, the university provides an immersive Chinese cultural experience with American academic programs that mirror those given at Kean University in New Jersey. A public university based in the Chinese city of Wenzhou, WKU is committed to preparing high-performing Chinese and international students to become innovative, entrepreneurial leaders in a knowledge-based economy.
With RapidILL reciprocal lending, WKU will engage in dynamic, pioneering resource sharing that will provide users with significant cost savings on loaned resources while dramatically improving the student and faculty experience. The RapidILL solution achieves such savings by eliminating various fees, expediting processing, leveraging the library’s own print and electronic journal holdings, and reducing the amount of staff time required for handling interlibrary loan requests. Today, RapidILL services are in use at more than 500 institutions around the world.Click here to read the original press release.