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ILLiad software version 8.5

ILLiad software version 8.5 is now available to ILLiad subscribers. This new version of ILLiad software includes enhancements to request tracking and notification as well as changes that will save time for ILL staff.

Upgrade to ILLiad 8.5 for:

  • Expanded customer notification options
    • Provide real-time tracking of items received and ready for pickup
    • Enable new notifications via the Web Circ module
      • Automatically move items to "In Transit to Pickup Location" until available for pickup to provide more accurate request status information
      • Automatically e-mail customers when a requested item has been received at a remote location
      • Send ILL staff an "In Transit from Customer" status that informs them when an item is on its way back to the library
  • A new "custom flags" feature
    • Improve the appearance of OCLC special messages, displaying them in the same window as active requests without changing the transaction status
    • Allow staff members to create their own flags for requests with special circumstances without changing the transaction status
  • Request "cloning"
    • Reduce time spent re-keying similar requests
    • Treat cancelled requests as new transactions
    • Perform tasks in staff client as well as user Web interface
  • Consistency with some features in WorldShare® Interlibrary Loan
    • Use newer status terms, such as "considering" or "submitting"
    • Allow lenders to change request types from loan to copy or copy to loan
  • Support for expanded OCLC control numbers
  • Option to convert articles to PDF before uploading into Article Exchange

End of support for version 8.3

As previously announced, ILLiad version 8.3 will not work with OCLC as of July 1, 2014. You must discontinue use of version 8.3 by June 30, 2014, so you do not lose access to OCLC interlibrary loan. You can update directly to version 8.5 from 8.3 without having to install 8.4 on client workstations.

NOTE:  End of support for ILLiad version 8.4 will be June 30, 2015, and end of support for ILLiad version 8.5 will be June 30, 2016.

Plan your upgrade

Users of ILLiad hosted should contact their hosted service provider (OCLC or Atlas) to schedule an update.

Self-hosted ILLiad users can run the server updater and then update client workstations.

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Additional details about ILLiad version 8.5:

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