SEAL is Southeastern’s resource sharing platform. It connects libraries of all types in the Southeastern N.Y. region and allows them to easily share books, DVD’s, and other resources. SEAL is composed of a union catalog powered by Index Data and an email requesting system developed by Southeastern staff. If you are interested in joining SEAL, or would like more information, please contact email@example.com.
The ILL code that regulates resource sharing activities between members of our 8 county system. To simplify compliance with interlibrary loan codes, the Southeastern regional code adopted the Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States with Explanatory Supplement, with some regional provisos and two exceptions to the U.S. code.
The Regional Procedures present guidelines and best practices for borrowing and lending materials.
ILL requests for Governing Members
One of the services provided to governing members are 25 free ILL requests a year through OCLC. These requests can be for materials of all types and subjects. Any medical requests will fall under MISP, and will not count towards the overall request amount. If you have any questions, please contact Kelsey. Requests for materials can be made through the ILL referral google form (see link below.)
Southeastern can fill medical or consumer health related ILL requests at no cost for regional libraries through the Medical Information Services Program (MISP.) Library staff can use this referral form to submit any requests to Southeastern. More information on the MISP program is available here.
Southeastern NY Library Resources Council has acquired the services of an attorney to offer members timely input on intellectual property, digital rights management, vendor contracts, and other legal issues that can impact library operations. Questions sent to Ask the Lawyer will be reviewed by Southeastern staff, and sent to counsel for responses. This project is being offered in collaboration with the Western New York Library Resources Council (WNYLRC).