Shared Catalogs

RAILS-supported Shared Catalogs

Local Library System Automation Program (LLSAP) is a term used statewide and rooted in historical relationships between the regional library systems and consortia, and it is defined in 23 Ill. Adm. Code 3030 "an integrated library system open to membership by full library system members of all types developed by or receiving financial or in kind support from a library system."

We currently provide three LLSAP shared-catalog consortia with an extended mix of financial support and in-kind services. These consortia are funded by participating members and through the system annual area and per capita grant from the Illinois State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State. Libraries seeking to join any LLSAP are eligible to apply for a RAILS Catalog Membership Grant when available.

For technical and training documents, forms, and other support for the PrairieCat, RSA, or SWAN consortium, visit the website listed under your catalog's name below.

PrairieCat

PrairieCat Help Desk

RSA (Resource Sharing Alliance)

RSA Help Desk

  • RSA Help TOLL FREE: 866.940.4083; or rsahelp@railslibraries.info
  • RSA Support (Local Call): 309.740.3805
  • RSA Support (Evenings and Weekends): 309.369.6422

SWAN (System Wide Automated Network)

SWAN Help Desk

 "Core Services" Supported Catalogs

In addition to the LLSAP consortia above, several shared catalog consortia receive limited support as "core services only" LLSAPs. Prospective members of these consortia may also apply for Catalog Membership Grants.

Other Shared Catalogs

SHARE Illinois

SHARE (Share Holdings And Resources Easily) is a cooperative project to facilitate staff-initiated interlibrary loans among participating Illinois library automation consortia. SHARE was at one time known as the LANDL (Live And Learn) Project.

For more information, visit https://shareillinois.info