OCLC and Atlas Systems Agree to Long-term Partnership

Jan 13, 2009

OCLC and Atlas Systems, creator of ILLiad and Odyssey resource sharing management software, have signed an agreement that enables OCLC to continue to support ILLiad and Odyssey and, in partnership with Atlas Systems, to integrate the software more fully into OCLC delivery services in the coming years. ILLiad and its document delivery component, Odyssey, provide an alternative to traditional interlibrary loan workflow. The software consolidates all borrowing, lending, and tracking capabilities into a single interface. ILLiad also integrates with a library’s core services, such as WorldCat Resource Sharing, providing the user with access to the world’s largest collection of shared resources. Atlas Systems will continue development, training, and installation support of ILLiad software under the new agreement. This new agreement ensures integration of ILLiad and Odyssey into current and future resource sharing management services offered by OCLC.

(www.atlas-sys.com, www.oclc.org)