10 years of RACER Interlibrary Loan Service!

  • Posted on: 18 June 2013
  • By: Anika

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the RACER Interlibrary Loan service, one of Scholars Portal’s longest-running services.
On June 18, 2003 the first group of 25 libraries at 8 OCUL schools went live with the service:
Brock University
University of Guelph
Ryerson University
Trent University
University of Waterloo
University of Windsor
Western University
Wilfrid Laurier University 
Since then, 74 libraries in 20 OCUL institutions have handled 2.3 million borrowing and 2.8 million lending requests via RACER, representing an average of half a million requests per year!
RACER is a great example of the strength and longevity of OCUL’s collaborative efforts to provide essential digital library services throughout the province. Thank you to all who have contributed to the service over the past 10 years. 

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