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RapidILL invites you to visit during one of our drop-in Open Houses in Las Vegas


Hilton Grand Vacations Suites (Convention Center)
455 Karen Avenue Suite# to be announced

Friday, June 27th: 12:30pm – 2:00pm

Saturday, June 28th: 12:30pm – 5:30pm

Sunday, June 29th: 8:30am – 1:00pm, 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Monday, June 30th: 8:30am – 12:00pm

Our suite number will be posted here on the afternoon of Thursday, June 26th. If you would like to schedule a time in advance to meet please send us an email at RapidStaff@RapidILL.org. We can also be reached at the following cell numbers:

Tom Delaney: 970-481-7811
Jane Smith: 970-449-3580
Mike Richins: 970-682-8677

• Articles, Book Chapters, and Books
• Less than 24-hour turnaround time
• 96% or better fill rate
• Innovative delivery options
• Outstanding service to your users
• Proven, measurable savings for your staff and library


The Rapid team is proud to announce the release of
RapidR
our innovative Book requesting system


There is no charging in the Rapid system and your library can save money by routing your article and book requests through Rapid first.

What can you expect from RapidR? Naturally, the usual excellent Rapid requesting functionality such your library location and call number automatically printed on the lending slip. Shelf checking for availability which means you will only get requests for books that you own and that are available for loan.

In addition, we have enhanced Rapid’s pod routing algorithm to include, for RapidR:

• Regional courier routing
• Geographical routing awareness


Your borrowing requests use Rapid’s powerful routing algorithm and this enhanced algorithm will move requests within your geographical region whenever possible.

RapidR will be released on July 1st. If you are interested in learning more about RapidR or about Rapid in general, please contact the Rapid team at: rapidstaff@rapidill.org

We would like to publicly acknowledge and thank those libraries who participated and assisted in the development of RapidR. They are:

AUM – the University of Massachusetts, Amherst
NED – Northeastern University
UCW – the University of Connecticut
WCM – Williams College
NHM – the University of New Hampshire



Interested in learning how RapidILL will save your staff time and library money?


Click our Public Information link. Have a question about Rapid? Contact Rapid staff any time by sending an email message to: RapidStaff@RapidILL.org.


Rapid Monthly Statistics

System Averages June-2014

Borrowing Requests Percent of Requests Filled Average Filled Turn Around Time (Hours)

85,430 96% 11.69

Current Members
ARL Pod 70 participants
Academic Pod E (Extensive) 104 participants
VALE Pod 8 participants
Maryland 13 participants
Academic Pod I (Intensive) 121 participants
Prospector 11 participants
Boston Library Consortium 22 participants
PALCI Pod 40 participants
JULAC Pod 9 participants
Oberlin Pod 29 participants
Taiwan 13 participants
Cosmo Pod 169 participants
ConnectNY 19 participants
ASERL 32 participants
Academic M 96 participants
SECAC 12 participants
California 23 participants
Medical Pod 21 participants
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(Anyone may participate with document supplier libraries)
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