Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Kick Start the New EFTS Platform

If you haven't already seen it, here's the latest update on the EFTS re-make by MLA.

> Be sure to sign up for a NEW EFTS user agreement, so they know if they will have the minimum number of participating libraries to make the new program viable and sustainable.

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Kickstart the New EFTS Platform!

On May 22, 2019, the University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC) informed EFTS users that UCHC
would regretfully cease EFTS operations on December 31, 2019, a date later extended to
December 31, 2020. This announcement has understandably created major concerns for the many libraries that depend on the EFTS service. Since this announcement, MLA, UCHC, and NLM have collaborated on an MLA solution to launch a new and enhanced EFTS platform. UCHC has agreed to extend the current EFTS operations until MLA’s EFTS platform is operational, to ensure a continuity of service.

MLA has developed the specifications of a new Electronic Funds Transfer System (EFTS) platform. MLA will proceed with actual development and implementation if a minimum of 750 users sign up for the new platform by January 10, 2020, to “crowdfund” it.

Learn about the new platform features, enhancements, and fees. You can request that we send you an EFTS User Agreement for you to review and sign.

We are delighted to have the opportunity to ensure the sustainability of EFTS, a platform many of you depend on for your interlibrary loans.

For more information, please contact Kevin Baliozian, MLA executive director.

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