Rapid Implementation of Tipasa at a Small Academic Library

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Tryon, Rusty
Recent studies of institutions that implemented Tipasa focus on migration from ILLiad within the context of university libraries (Malone, 2019; Martin & Louderback, 2019; Spracklen, 2019; Martin & Louderback, 2020; Porter, 2020; Rocanelli et al., 2020). The present case study offers a departure from these in several ways. Rather than a migration, the present implementation is best characterized as an upgrade from the OCLC WorldShare ILL resource sharing system. The organizational context differs as the library serves a small liberal arts college. In addition to describing the actual implementation of Tipasa, the session utilizes Dudar’s (2017) rapid change model as a theoretical construct to frame the process. Note: Presented at the 2021 Northwest Interlibrary Loan and Resource Sharing Conference, September 1-3, 2021.