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What if users could borrow a title like they order a pizza?

With Rapido, users access millions of shared resources at the click of a button, while staff manage more requests with less effort.

Rapido

Connect users straight to the shared collection

Meet the new generation’s expectations with simplified access to resources and maximum transparency.


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Your users:

  • See the internal and external resources as part of the same collection 
  • Request items via the discovery interface  
  • Decide which of the requesting options has the best delivery time and loan duration 
  • Track the title until it’s in their hands 

 

 

 

 

 

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Expand the collection with millions of titles

Expand your collection as far and wide as you want with peer relationships you can count on.

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With Rapido, library staff: 

  • Enjoy limitless resource access with an all-inclusive annual subscription model 
  • Join groups (or “pods”) of libraries that have agreed upon terms  
  • Leverage millions of items shared amongst the community 
  • Choose which titles from your collections you want to share with which groups 
  • Work with other resource-sharing systems or networks from within the Rapido interface

Check out the latest resource sharing community meeting.

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Take some burden off the ILL staff

9/10 requests are automatically directed to the lending library, so staff can focus on the hard-to-find titles.

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For library staff, Rapido:

  • Integrates with your library management system 
  • Prepopulates request details reducing the need to search for a complete citation  
  • Eliminates copying and pasting between different systems  
  • Determines the best lender based on availability 
  • Balances loads between libraries and ensures fair request distribution 

 

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Rapido

Connect users straight to the shared collection

Meet the new generation’s expectations with simplified access to resources and maximum transparency.


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Your users:

  • See the internal and external resources as part of the same collection 
  • Request items via the discovery interface  
  • Decide which of the requesting options has the best delivery time and loan duration 
  • Track the title until it’s in their hands 

 

 

 

 

 

Read Less

Expand the collection with millions of titles

Expand your collection as far and wide as you want with peer relationships you can count on.
Expand >

With Rapido, library staff: 

  • Enjoy limitless resource access with an all-inclusive annual subscription model 
  • Join groups (or “pods”) of libraries that have agreed upon terms  
  • Leverage millions of items shared amongst the community 
  • Choose which titles from your collections you want to share with which groups 
  • Work with other resource-sharing systems or networks from within the Rapido interface

Check out the latest resource sharing community meeting.

Read Less

Take some burden off the ILL staff

9/10 requests are automatically directed to the lending library, so staff can focus on the hard-to-find titles.
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For library staff, Rapido:

  • Integrates with your library management system 
  • Prepopulates request details reducing the need to search for a complete citation  
  • Eliminates copying and pasting between different systems  
  • Determines the best lender based on availability 
  • Balances loads between libraries and ensures fair request distribution 

 

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Our customer stories
    Customer Stories

    "With Rapido, requests arrive in a more timely manner, and we’ve reduced our price per item."

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    Peggy Glatthaar
    Florida Gulf Coast University

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    “We saw a 300% usage increase, but we didn't feel that as a staff team.”

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    Heather Cripps
    University of Derby

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    "Users go to Primo, find the article, and make the request right there."

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    Jane Campbell
    St Olaf College

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    "It has saved so much time and effort now that we have a cloud-based system."

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    Molly Beisler
    University of Nevada - Reno

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    "Requests [are processed] directly, without any intervention needed by ILL staff."

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    Rachel Watters
    University of Wisconsin-Madison Library

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    "Now, students go straight to Primo, expand their results and get their materials"

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    Swetta Abeyta
    Saint Mary's College of California

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    "Our goal is to make the network open to any library using any integrated library system"

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    Katie Birch
    Ex Libris, part of Clarivate

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    "We want to ensure that our patrons get the right materials for their studies as quickly as possible"

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    Christopher Lee
    California State University System

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    "Rapido brings resource sharing to student searches, and they don’t have to do anything else"

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    Matt Cox
    University of Derby

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    “We've seen higher engagement in submissions, and can see the better user experience in those figures.”

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    Dr Rachel Schulkins
    University of Liverpool

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    "Rapido brought circulation and ILL staff into a closer working relationship."

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    Rachel Watters, Director of Resource Sharing
    University of Wisconsin-Madison

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    "Centralizing resource sharing through one platform gave Brandeis a better experience while lowering the administration burden."

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    Mark Paris
    Brandeis University

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    Taking Resource Sharing to the Next Level with Rapido

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    Peta Hopkins, Jessie Donaghey, Sarah Fredline
    Bond University

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    Hear how Rapido meets the vision for resource sharing for some leading librarians

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    Mark Parris, Curran Riley, Dan Taylor
    Brandeis University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ithaca College,

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    Librarians from Brandeis University and Ithaca College talk about leaving their previous resource sharing systems and moving to Rapido.

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    Mark Paris, Dan Taylor
    Brandeis University, Ithaca College

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    How Rapido works at a large institute with 13 campuses and part of the big ten group of libraries.

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    Katie Sanders
    Library Systems Administrator, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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    Turning resource sharing into a streamlined, user-friendly process helped benefit staff and patrons while reducing Ithaca College's costs.

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    Dan Taylor
    Library Systems Specialist, Ithaca College

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    Our team of experts looks forward to hearing from you

    “It’s like magic.” Real-life results at the University of Liverpool

    Dr. Rachel Schulkins, Content Service Leads at the University of Liverpool, reveals how her libraries deliveries users millions of external titles while automating cumbersome ILL workflows.

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        Rapido Monthly Update – Feb 2024

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        Rapido Monthly Update – Mar 2024

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        Rapido Monthly Update – Feb 2024

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        Streamlining Your Library’s Leganto Workflows

        This session will cover configuration options and bulk jobs that can help you process course materials for Leganto reading lists. There will also be a few recommendations for speci...
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        Bulk Rollover

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        Rapido Monthly Update – May 2024

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        Digitization and copyright

        This session provides an overview of the various digitization and copyright configuration options in Leganto, and the resulting implications for library workflows. It does not cove...
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        Optimizing the New Leganto User Interface

        This session highlights configuration options in the new UI that you can use to create a streamlined and simplified experience for your users.
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        Getting the Most out of Leganto Analytics

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        How to apply the online shopping model to interlibrary loans

        In this webinar, Peggy Glatthaar, Department Head of Customer Service at FGCU, together with Judith Fraenkel, Director of Product Management at Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, will t...
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        Summon 2024 Roadmap Highlights

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        Our Services

        All the Ex Libris consultants, trainers and experienced developers partner with with you to tailor your solutions.
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        Our revolutionary cloud services deliver exceptional reliability and the highest levels of security and data privacy across all institutional data, systems and processes.
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        We continuously grow and innovate our content services to support discovery and provide easy access to relevant information, optimizing every aspect of the research and learning experience.
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        Our best-in-class professional services provided by our global teams ensure on-time and on-budget project implementation and we are with you very step of the way with on-going advice, training, and support.
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        Our track record of more than 95% first-call case resolution is the result of being surrounded by a dedicated support services team that attend to your specific configurations and needs on time, every time
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        FAQ

        RapidILL is Rapido’s backbone for interlibrary-loan workflows, fulfilling the requests for you and giving you access to the shared collection. Rapido, built on top of RapidILL, simplifies the borrowing and mediation process. Students don’t have to fill out a form anymore. They borrow titles they need using the discovery interface, at the click of a button.

        Yes. We are working with development partners to make Rapido work with any integrated library system, from Sierra to FOLIO/EDS. Tell us which system your library is using, and we’ll work with you to find the best way to make Rapido fit in your library stack. Contact us now.

        No. Rapido integrates with content suppliers such as Get It Now from CCC and Article Galaxy from Research Solutions. Moreover, it is open to any system supporting standards such as ISO and NCIP. So in addition to sharing resources with the Rapido community, you can also allow transactions with your favorite partner libraries. And all your requests are still managed within Rapido so you do not need to duplicate information in another system. 

        When joining Rapido, you connect your library to a community of hundreds of libraries sharing resources among themselves. Your closest partners will be the members of whichever pod(s) you choose to join. The Rapido technology accesses precise holdings records, ensures time-zone awareness, automatically balances the loads between libraries.

        Yes. Rapido was designed as a two-way street – making it easy for you to handle both borrowing from partnered libraries and lending to other libraries from your collection. Managing lending requests through “Rapido sets” is extremely simple, with a centralized overview of current and past requests in one place. 

        Rapido will soon integrate with any library system. You don’t have to learn a new tool to be able to use Rapido. If Rapido does not yet support your ILS, let us know and we’ll tailor it to your needs. 

        • Rapido will save you hours previously spent configuring your library workflows and mediating requests. The library resource-sharing software handles most patron requests automatically at both the borrowing and lending libraries. Advanced escalation rules set aside some requests for library staff to mediate, which they can quickly see and access through a fully customizable menu, the “Rapido sets”. 

         

        Rapido connects you with partners who provide resources for free or at a minimal fee, such as: CCC, with more than 19,000 journals titles accessible through the Get It Now Add-on; Research Solution, with the Article Galaxy Add-on giving access to over 40,000 journal titles; and Linda Hall Library, holding over 1 million special science, technology, and engineering resources. Just a few clicks and delivery is underway. 

        With Rapido, patrons simply click on a button in their discovery interface to send a borrowing request. Plus, Rapido offers them different borrowing options and complete visibility into the delivery process. You don’t have to spend weeks configuring your resource-sharing settings anymore. Rapido automatically finds the best lenders to fulfill your requests. 

        Rapido makes it much simpler for users to send a request. They borrow directly from the discovery layer, with a few clicks only. That’s it, request sent. In addition, they can track their request status up until arrival. Of course, you keep all the magic of RapidILL: unmediated requests and access to the shared collection of the entire network. 

         

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