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Saving costs and moving to the cloud is critical for academic libraries

Oct 6, 2020 | Press Releases

Sabinet supports libraries and institutions across Southern Africa and Africa by helping them migrate to, and effectively use, the WorldShare ILL platform.

Budget cuts are affecting organisations across South Africa, including colleges and universities.

The recent budget speech by Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni revealed that Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges, and universities, have been put on essential maintenance only.

Combined with a delay in the development of new projects, these institutions have now seen their infrastructure budgets cut down by R370 million and R500 million respectively.

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In the face of these limited budgets, TVET colleges and universities can ensure their libraries reach out to the largest cooperative of resource-sharing libraries in the world to supply users with the resources they need.

Connecting your library

WorldShare Interlibrary Loan connects your library to thousands of libraries whose entire collections can be viewed at a glance in WorldCat®. Together, these libraries have created a shared, global library collection for the benefit of all library users.

Share collections with libraries in your city, your region, or around the world. Look beyond your own collection and choose the libraries you want to share with based on cost, location, item format, turnaround time and delivery and payment methods, all within a single interface.

WorldShare ILL includes built-in statistical reports that you can use to identify trends to help further streamline your workflows and policies. These reports can also help you show your library’s stakeholders how ILL contributes to the greater value of your library.

Support from Sabinet

Sabinet supports libraries and institutions across Southern Africa and Africa by helping them migrate to, and effectively use, the WorldShare ILL platform.

The service integrates workflows and provides time-saving functionality that enables much quicker fulfilment of requests across the interconnected network of libraries.

Importantly, it aids in cost reductions for institutions.

What’s even more exciting is that South Africa is ranked amongst the top countries in the world for usage of the platform, sharing South Africa’s library holdings proudly with libraries worldwide.

Sabinet continually strives to provide its clients with the newest cutting-edge services, along with the cost savings that these services bring.

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