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Southeastern NY Library Resources Council
Overview of Southeastern ILL Services
The Southeastern NY Library Resources Council has several inter-library loan related services and resources available for members. These include:
See the boxes below for more details. If you have any questions, please contact Resource Sharing and Cataloging Librarian Kelsey Milner.
SEAL (SouthEastern Access to Libraries)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regional Codes and Procedures
ILL Regional Code
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.
Regional ILL Procedures
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.)
MISP Referral Form
Southeastern can fill medical or consumer health related ILL requests at no cost to regional libraries through the Medical Information Services Program (MISP.) Library staff can use this referral form to submit any ILL requests to Southeastern staff. More information on the MISP program is available on Southeastern's website.
Ask the Lawyer
Ask the Lawyer!
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).
Recently Asked Questions
Recent questions and responses for the lawyer are available. Many of the questions relate to copyright law, and could be helpful for ILL practitioners.
Guest Borrowing / Community Borrowing
Guest and Community Borrowing
Southeastern maintains a directory of academic libraries in the area that offer guest / community borrowing of materials and on-site research access to their materials.
21 South Elting Corners Road | Highland, NY 12528
Phone: (845) 883-9065