The OBILLSK Shipment Tracking system provides a single web based portal for inputting, tracking and assessing all ILL shipments for a given Interlibrary
loan unit regardless of shipper chosen. The OBILLSK Shipment Tracking system can help libraries save thousands of dollars a year in lost book fees.
Since 2017, the system has recorded over 1.5 million sending and receiving items.
Top 5 Scanning Insitutions (All Time)
Couriers Used (All Time)
Number of Shipped Packages: 112,551 (2021)
"We've been participating in the OBILLSK program for over a year. Moving beyond traditional tracking methods, this system traces items every step of
the way across a number of shipping services, such as USPS and Fed-Ex. We're thrilled to report that now, when items go missing,
we can detect their location or prove their delivery. We're hopeful that over time we'll be able to save significant amounts of money in lost and overdue book charges."
Amie Freeman, Assistant Interlibrary Loan Librarian, University of South Carolina
Ryan Litsey, Project Manager
Scott Luker, Lead Developer/Programmer
Weston Mauldin, Developer/Programmer
"Michigan State University has been using OBILLSK since late 2017. It’s easy-to-understand system and intuitive design has eliminated a lot of stress associated
with tracking our Interlibrary Loan requests. An additional and unforeseen benefit of using OBILLSK to electronically track our shipments has been an increase in workflow efficiency,
cutting down the time we take to package our requests by half. OBILLSK has greatly reduced the amount of errors students and staff generate during shipping. The benefits of OBILLSK cannot be overstated,
and its usefulness to both high and low volume Interlibrary Loan departments is immense."
Jonathan Callies, Michigan State University
Web pages for scanning all ILL items and shipping labels using existing barcode scanners.
Immediately determine item descrepencies following receiving scans.
Holding allows you to save items/labels to assist in scanning at different locations and times prior to completing shipment sending.
Search items sent or received to include shipping turnaround times. Ability to customize time zone for your account.
Unpack sent packages to view items contained in the box (helpful in locating missing items). Track It button links to specific courier's tracking page.
Worldwide geolocation visualization data on items shipped and received.
All map views are interactive with features such as hover, zoom, and drag.
Ability to filter map location markers by consortia (PALCI example).
Interactive graphs and charts that offer an at a glance overview of your ILL shipping.
Select custom date ranges for generating reports.
Export and download each custom report and scanning history as a .CSV file.
Enter number of students enrolled at your institution to calculate annual cost:
Our fair value-based pricing model was designed with sensitivity to library budgets and a working knowledge of return on investment (ROI) in academia.
Bulk discounts: 10% for 10 libraries, 20% for 20 libraries and 30% for 30 or more.
Contact us for more information or to schedule a free trial.
Annual cost is based on student enrollment at your institution.