The Network has a long history of facilitating resource sharing within the seven-county service area. HOBO, the region’s first email system, began in 1988, and NORPAC, the region’s first electronic union catalog, was initially published in 1994.
The Network currently provides ICEPAC, a web-based catalog of more than 3 million holdings, and ICICILL, a web-based interlibrary loan system.
Other resource sharing applications provided by the Network include Ariel, union listing, and FirstSearch Group Access.
- Coordinated Collection Development Grants – The Network administers CCD Grants for its academic library members.
- ICEPAC is the North Country’s cooperative online catalog. It contains the holdings information of 305 libraries in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego, and St. Lawrence counties. ICEPAC originally began in 1989 as NORPAC, a regional catalog on a compact disc; NORPAC, along with HOBO – an email intersharing system – provided opportunities of all kinds in the region to broaden library services through regional resource sharing.
ICEPAC now works in tandem with ICICILL, a web- based online interlibrary loan system available to libraries of all kinds through the North Country. ICEPAC is updated quarterly through the services of the region’s five school library systems, two public library systems, and ten academic libraries.
ICEPAC was retooled in 2009 by The Library Corporation and its YouSeeMore technology. ICEPAC now offers faceted browsing and other contemporary features designed to promote enhanced access and ease of use.
- ICICILL is the NNY Library Network’s interlibrary loan module. It is a full-featured web-based interlibrary loan management system which allows libraries to make requests to other Northern New York libraries and to track the status of those requests at any time. ILLiad: Seven member libraries are now using
- ILLiad as a resource sharing integration tool.