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South Dakota State Library Services

A list of services provided by the South Dakota State Library.

South Dakota Share-It

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South Dakota Share-It is provided at NO COST to participating libraries

  • We currently have 83 libraries (41 public libraries, 19 school and school/public combo libraries, 18 academic libraries, 5 special libraries)
  • Searchable holdings of over 5 million records
  • The ability to search 55 electronic resources licensed by the SDSL, individually or with a federated search (searching multiple resources at one time)

The South Dakota Share-It network allows users to search library catalogs wherever they have internet access. Authenticated users (users holding a valid library card at a participating library) will be able to search the catalog + the subscription e-resources provided by the South Dakota State Library. All other libraries and patrons that have a South Dakota State Library barcode/password will be able to login and search the subscription eresources.

Click the image below to search

                                                                                     

Currently, there are 83 participating libraries:

  • 41 public libraries
  • 19 school/combo libraries
  • 18 academic libraries
  • 5 special libraries

We have 17 spaces left to fill to meet our goal of 100 libraries   

                                                                                                       

If your library is automated, your catalog may be included in South Dakota Share-It. South Dakota Share-It allows individual libraries to have their own ILS (integrated library system/catalog) and still be able to search multiple catalog and electronic resources at one time, as well as participate in statewide interlibrary loan.

 

South Dakota Share-It is comprised of two different types of library systems:

  • Z-targets – systems which have z39.50 communication functionality which allows Share-It to see your library catalog automatically: Atriuum, KOHA, Polaris, TLC, WMS, Verso and ALMA
  • Union catalog – systems which do not have z39.50 communication functionality, the library must send MARC records for inclusion : Follett Destiny, Concourse, LibraryWorld, ResourceMate, Alexandria

 

Each participating library must:

  • Complete and sign a Participation Form
  • Complete a Profile Form: there are two different Profile Forms, the library will complete one of these depending upon what type of ILS they use

Staff users may find documentation:

  • Within the system
  • In this online binder
 

You will need an ACCESS KEY. Please email Nina.Mentzel@state.sd.us to request one.

 

On the Staff Dashboard there is a section called Documentation: options include User Guides and Training Videos

                                                                                      

 

Use these procedures to request an item through South Dakota Share-It.

Use these procedures to request an item that is NOT owned (or not loanable) by any libraries in the South Dakota Share-It system. Request will be processed through OCLC (out of state) and may take additional time to fill.

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