The first LCS Interlibrary Borrowing Code was approved in February 1981 and revised in June 1987. An interim policy statement, approved by the ILCSO (Illinois Library Computer Systems Organization) Policy Council in February 1990, addressed the expansion of LCS/FBR, which was renamed “ILLINET Online,” and the extension of institutional remote charging privileges to the entire statewide ILLINET membership. A general revision of the Code was carried out in 1992 to further clarify the opportunities and responsibilities that characterize resource sharing on a statewide basis.
The replacement of the LCS/FBR version of ILLINET Online with DRA software in 1998 implemented the concept of “request” in place of the former concept of “remote charge.” With the implementation of the Endeavor (later Ex Libris) Voyager integrated library system in 2002, the concept of “request” in Voyager was continued, with users able to place a request for local material or a request for material at other ILCSO libraries through Voyager’s Universal Borrowing (UB) component.
In July 2005, ILCSO consolidated its operations with the Illinois Cooperative Collection Management Program (ICCMP) and the Illinois Digital Academic Library (IDAL) to become the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI). The CARLI Board approved a change of the name of the shared online system from ILLINET Online to “I-Share” and decided to refer to the libraries participating in the shared system as the I-Share libraries. The Spring 2006 revision of the Code reflected those changes in names.
In 2008, the CARLI Board approved a recommendation to implement a consortial standard set of UB policies, with common UB loan periods, renewal policies and standardized thresholds for blocking privileges for borrowers violating these policies. The 2010 revision of the Code incorporated those changes. This 2012 version of the Code expands upon the standard UB policies and eliminates overdue fines on UB loans.