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Best Practices in Electronic Articles: Article Exchange, Odyssey, and Ariel

This is a secure location within WorldCat Resource Sharing to share PDF & TIFF articles. It generates a unique tinyURL and password for each document. More information is available here:

Option 1: Cut and paste the tinyurl and password in the Lending Notes or Alert field of the ILL request form and update the request status to SHPPED.

Option 2: Use the email function within Article Exchange. Upload the file and the site generates a unique tinyURL and password for each document. An email button is also present so the lender can click on the email button, insert the borrower’s email address and send the link and password directly to the borrower.


Implementing Odyssey Standalone Atlas's Odyssey page: (download FREE standalone version) Presentation from 2007 VIVA ILL ForumOdyssey Standalone.ppt Presentation from 2008 VIVA ILL ForumOdyssey+Standalone.ppt

VIVA Libraries currently using Odyssey

Christopher Newport University (VCN) (ILLiad site)
College of William and Mary
College of William and Mary, Law Library (VWL)
Eastern Mennonite University (VEM) (standalone)
Old Dominion University (VOD) (ILLiad)
Union-PSCE (VUT)
University of Virginia's College at Wise
Virginia Tech (VPI) (ILLiad)
Washington and Lee University (VLW)
Washington and Lee University Law Library (VLL)
Eastern Shore Community College (TWD)
Longwood University (VLC) (ILLiad site)
Virginia Commonwealth University (VRC), Cabell Library (ILLiad site)
Virginia Commonwealth University (VRC), Tompkins-McCaw Library (ILLiad site)
Radford University (VRA) (ILLiad site)
Emory & Henry College (VEH) (ILLiad site)
Germanna Community College (PZJ) (standalone)
Virginia Wesleyan College (TWP) (standalone)
James Madison University (VMC) (ILLiad site)
Tidewater Community College – Norfolk Campus Library (TWJ) (Standalone)
Virginia Military Institute (VMI) (ILLIad site)
Roanoke Higher Education Center (RNKHE) (ILLiad site)


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