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For Information: Inter-Network Collaboration (INC) scheme


The INC scheme is an arrangement under which libraries which belong to the geography based document supply networks in the NHS in England may carry out reciprocal document supply and interlending with the members of the other networks in the scheme.  INC stands for Inter-Network Collaboration.
The geography based networks are EDEN (East of England), KSS SENDS (Kent, Surrey and Sussex), LENDS Network (London), PANDDA (North), SWIMS Network (South), and WMIDS (West Midlands).

There is no geography based network covering the East Midlands.

Libraries may alternatively or additionally be members of subscription based interlibrary collaborative schemes such as NULJ or PLCS. For more information on those networks, please contact them directly.

The INC scheme began on 1st May 2018.  Details of the networks in the scheme and how to make use of the scheme are below.

 

 Networks | Rota | Scheme information | Scheme contacts

 

 

 

 

 

 

Network

Geographical Area

Link for Journals

Non-Participants in journal supply (codes)

Link(s) for books

Non-participants in book lending (codes)

Where to find library contact details

How to ascertain last resorts

EDEN

East of England- Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambs, Beds, Herts & N Essex

ELMS catalogue

select "journal title" from drop-down. 

 CM

ELMS catalogue

CM, others will be discretionary

HLISD

No external system in place as yet.

KSS / SENDS

Kent, Surrey & Sussex

SouthEastLibrarySearch

 SBUF
 KMSHA

SouthEastLibrarySearch

 KMSHA

 HLISD

No external system in place as yet.

LENDS Network

London

Lawmunion catalogue

 

Lawmunion catalogue

GEO

NPH

Lawmunion catalogue

Colour coded red "Do Not Use"

PANDDA 

North West, North East, Yorkshire & Humber, Isle of Man

LIHNN search page

Arthritis Research UK

Liverpool   Medical Institution

North Wales Library Service (Bangor)

St Oswald's Hospice

The Brain Charity

University of Chester (All sites)

Not participating in book loaning

 N/A

Within PANDDA database

HLISD

 

SWIMS Network

South + Northants, Channel Isles

SWIMS catalogue

 

SWIMS catalogue

 

HLISD

Last resorts webpage

WMIDS

West Midlands

Lawmunion catalogue

The HEFT group - codes GOO, EBH, and SOL

BASE Library

Herefordshire/Worcestershire

Coventry and Warwickshire

South Staffordshire

GOO, EBH, ORT, SHR, SOL and TEL

Lawmunion catalogue

Colour coded red "Do Not Use"

 

Rota

This is the order in which to approach other networks:

 

Own Network

1

2

3

4

5

6

EDEN

EDEN

PANDDA

SWIMS

LENDS

WMIDS

KSS

             

KSS

KSS

SWIMS

WMIDS

LENDS

PANDDA

EDEN

             

LENDS

LENDS

WMIDS

KSS

EDEN

SWIMS

PANDDA

             

PANDDA

PANDDA

EDEN

SWIMS

KSS

WMIDS

LENDS

             

SWIMS

SWIMS

KSS

PANDDA

EDEN

WMIDS

LENDS

             

WMIDS

WMIDS

LENDS

EDEN

PANDDA

KSS

SWIMS

 

Library staff should carry out the normal source checks for all articles. Copyright Fee Paid (CFP) articles should only be requested under certain circumstances or as a last resort. See the copyright page for more information on when and how to apply for CFP articles.

Important information about using the scheme:

  • Please see the good practice guidelines, and refer to local regional/local protocols for supplementary information.  See also the summary/training aid created by the scheme leads.  This is also available in ppt format.
  • Please state clearly when requesting from another network which network you belong to, and your network code within that network.
  • Always check whether a potential supplying library has last resort status (see last column in the grid above), and apply elsewhere if possible.
  • Please treat LENDS and WMIDS as separate networks, even though they share a catalogue. For those outside LENDS and WMIDS, please ignore the ‘Request publication’ option on the Lawmunion catalogue.
  • For e-journals which are part of large bundles, e.g. ClinicalKey or Wiley Nursing and Medicine collection, please approach libraries in your own network first.
  • Book loaning is at the discretion of the loaning library.
  • In your library record on HLISD please do not select the other networks in the INC scheme – please only list the collaborative networks of which you are a member.

Scheme leads

Please contact the relevant network lead if you encounter any problems with using the scheme, or if you have any suggestions for improvements:

Network

Contact

E-Mail Address

EDEN

Beverley Walsh

beverley.walsh1@nhs.net

KSS / SENDS

Julie Stoppani

j.stoppani@nhs.net

LENDS Network

Mike Kendall

michael.kendall@nhs.net

PANDDA

Sue Steele

sue.steele@pat.nhs.uk

SWIMS Network

Morag Evans

morag.evans@dchft.nhs.uk

WMIDS

Richard Bridgen

richard.bridgen@hee.nhs.uk

 

Last Updated 15 April 2019