FreeShare - Free Reciprocal Interlibrary Loan Group
FreeShare is a cross-regional DOCLINE Library Group whose members agree to fill DOCLINE requests for affiliated users free of charge on a reciprocal basis. The loan is totally free to the requesting library. Loansome Doc transfers for unaffiliated users must not be sent to the FreeShare Library Group.
Any DOCLINE library - except Borrow-Only Libraries - may ask to be added to the FreeShare Library Group by contacting the DOCLINE coordinator in that library's NN/LM region. Participation in this group is by self-selection. There is no agreement form, regional affiliation, or institutional affiliation required.
FreeShare is not to be confused with FreeForAll (FFA), a collaboration of libraries providing health professionals in developing nations with journal articles. FreeForAll requests must be routed only to participating institutions, and not to FreeShare libraries.
With the availability of routing by Library Group, you can place the FreeShare Library Group directly into your routing table. For best performance, you should place FreeShare, and FreeShare alone, into a cell in your routing table with no other libraries or library groups in the same cell. DOCLINE will then randomly select up to 20 FreeShare libraries that are currently active, own the needed volume, provide the requested delivery method or alternative delivery methods, and provide the requested service level. DOCLINE will route the request to each of the randomly selected libraries until it is completed. By including FreeShare in your routing table, you can tap the collections and services of all libraries participating in FreeShare.
You may place the FreeShare Library Group into any cell in your routing table. Some libraries may prefer to place FreeShare into Cell 1. Others prefer their lower cells to include individual, known libraries that experience has shown provide reliable, efficient service and place the FreeShare Library Group in a higher cell; then if their preferred lenders cannot fill a loan, the request will route to FreeShare.
If you would like to be added to the FreeShare Library Group or if you have any questions about FreeShare, please contact your regional network office at the toll-free NN/LM number, 1-800-338-7657, or one of the regional DOCLINE contacts listed below.
Regional DOCLINE Contacts:
Greater Midwest Region
Irene Williams, Network Services Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1-(312)996-2226, 1-(312)996-8996
James Honour, Wyoming/Member Services Coordinator, 1(307)766 2510, 1(307)766 6537
Middle Atlantic Region
Michelle Burda, Network and Advocacy Coordinator, email@example.com, 412-624-1515, 412-624-1589
National Network Office
Barbara Nicholson, Technology Librarian, 1(301)480-1467, 1(301)451-4023
New England Region
Vivian Okyere, DOCLINE
Meredith Solomon, Education and Outreach Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 508-856-5964
Pacific Northwest Region
Patricia Devine, Network Outreach Coordinator, email@example.com, 1(206)543-8275, pat_devine
Pacific Southwest Region
Alan Carr, Acting Associate Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1(310)825-7263
Marco Tamase, Member Services & Technology Assistant, email@example.com, 1(310)206-5633
South Central Region
Karen Vargas, Outreach and Evaluation Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1(713)799-7880
Southeastern Atlantic Region
PJ Grier, Network Access Coordinator, 1(410)706-0099, 1(410)706-2855