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South Dakota State Library Services: South Dakota Share-It

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

South Dakota Share-It

South Dakota Share-It is a service of the South Dakota State Library. This service is provided at NO COST to participating libraries. 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 SD State Library. All other libraries and patrons that have a SD State Library barcode/password will be able to login and search the subscription e-resources.

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South Dakota Share-It Participating Libraries

There are 78 libraries participating in South Dakota Share-It:

  • 38 public libraries
  • 18 school/combo libraries
  • 17 academic libraries 
  • 5 special libraries

 

We have 22 spaces to fill to make our goal of 100 libraries.    

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.

Each participating library must:

  • Complete and sign a Discovery Overlay Library 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

There are two types of libraries in South Dakota Share-It:

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

When new libraries join South Dakota Share-It, they will be provided instructions specifically tailored to that library. 

The instructions here have been edited for use by any library.

  • South Dakota Share-It ILL Procedure Overview for Any Library with SIP2 direct communication with your patron database - libraries using Atriuum, KOHA, Polaris, TLC or ALEPH
  • South Dakota Share-It ILL Procedure Overview for Any Library without SIP2 direct communication with your patron database - libraries using Follett Destiny, Concourse, Athena, Alexandria, Open Biblio, LibraryWorld, Verso, ResourceMate or WMS
  • These instructions may also be found on the WIKI page: “Searching and placing ILL Requests”  (see Connect with South Dakota Share-It Participating Libraries below)
Documentation
There is documentation for using South Dakota Share-It accessible via the system, on the SDSL web site and on our wiki.
 
User Guides and Training Videos
  • On the Staff Dashboard there is a section called Documentation: options include User Guides and Training Videos (see illustration below)
  • On the SDSL web site, please see our South Dakota Share-It specific recorded training webinars here: Training Webinars
  • Join the WIKI to see additional documentation (see Connect with South Dakota Share-It Participating Libraries below)

 

Go to the Staff Dashboard, Documentation or to the bottom of each section

     

 

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Questions?

Please contact

Nina Mentzel, Metadata Librarian

Nina.Mentzel@state.sd.us

 605-773-6391 or 605-280-6911 (cell)

 

Dustin Larmore, Interlibrary Loan Librarian

Dustin.Larmore@state.sd.us

605-773-5068

Connect with South Dakota Share-It Participating Libraries

Join the South Dakota Share-It WIKI

Here’s how:

  • Go to https://southdakotashare-it.wikispaces.com 
  • You will be taken to a page to sign in or create an account
  • If you do not already have an account in wiki spaces, you will need to create one:
    • Username – your choice but must NOT CONTAIN spaces
    • Password – your choice
    • Email – your choice
  • You will be able to view all current topics and open discussions on any questions/issues you may have