Answered By: Sagan Wallace
Last Updated: Jun 18, 2018     Views: 120

Changes are coming in Summer 2018!

ILLiad, the interlibrary loan program we use for borrowing items that aren't available at Concordia or through Summit, is in the process of being sunsetted by the company that runs it. To stay ahead of the curve, we are transitioning our interlibrary loan system to Tipasa and will be going live at the beginning of August.

What this means for you:

  • Starting early August, you will be automatically redirected to Tipasa instead of ILLiad. If you already have an ILLiad account, your personal information will be transferred to the new system. However, your request history and your available articles will disappear 30 days after we go live with Tipasa, so be sure to download any information you need before then.
  • The system will look different - and hopefully better! It should be easier to check on your requests, download articles and renew your books.
  • Your requests will continue to be processed quickly. Tipasa streamlines the staff side of work, so your requests should arrive even faster.

Feel free to contact our interlibrary loan specialist, Sagan Wallace, with any questions.


PS - Curious where the name Tipasa came from? From the company website, "Tipasa was an ancient Roman trading city, located in what is now modern-day Algeria. The new service is a cloud-based ILL management system for libraries that want to share and obtain materials through different resources and systems, as well as provide an exceptional experience for the patron. Using this name for an ancient trading city feels connected with sharing knowledge and ILL"


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