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Project Description

Florida Library Navigator

Improved ILL Platform for Customers and Staff

OCLC offers Florida libraries the WorldCat Navigator resource sharing/interlibrary loan product at no charge.

  • The Florida Electronic Library (FEL) already pays for the First Search package.
  • Individual libraries already pay for OCLC Resource Sharing.
  • Libraries with high interlibrary loan traffic may choose to automate staff-intensive procedures by purchasing the full NCIP-enabled Navigator products.

What Does Navigator Do? 

  • Searches and displays results for the FloridaCat and full WorldCat Catalogs.
  • Provides libraries with policy configuration options that ensure resource sharing supports their service goals and protects them from overuse.
  • Provides training and support to help libraries implement the service.

Product Features

  • Supports customer or staff-initiated requests.
  • Search results display records owned by Florida libraries first, in order of relevance.
  • Allows customers to request from home or while in the library.
  • Allows the library to authenticate requestors against its patron database.
  • Allows the library to limit the number of a customer's active requests.
  • Supports load leveling and allows libraries to limit what they will lend (deflection).
  • Interoperates with Florida's statewide library delivery service for simplicity and cost savings.

Long-Term Benefits

  • Libraries will be able to refine their acquisitions as they learn which materials they can rely on resource sharing to provide.
  • Library staff and patrons will come to value the combined resources of Florida's libraries as a single, immense and easily-accessible collection.

Contact Us 

Cathy Moloney, Chief
Bureau of Library and Network Services
State Library of Florida
[email protected]

OCLC Navigator Support Site
[email protected]


imls180.for.panel.jpgMany of these resources and programs are funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida's LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.