Clio Inter Library Loans

Inter Library Loans Software


Soutron’s Inter Library Loans (ILL) software module by Clio is a fantastic new solution for inter library loans that is already being used to replace long standing ILL systems.

You will be delighted when you see how well designed and flexible it is and realise what you have been missing for so many years. Some of the exciting new features include the dynamically matching of a citation by the British Library catalogue to a partial citation provided.

It finds the correct citation and this can be used to search other suppliers too. Simultaneously it will also search a selection of holding libraries of your choice. If you find the item that you were looking for in a different library, you can send a request directly to them via email. It is that simple.

If you are using the British Library, their API returns results and item status’ in real-time. No more waiting around. No more exchanging emails taking days to be certain of availability before placing an order.

It is the only ILL software system available that is specifically designed to work with the new British Library Document Supply System (BLDSS).

Soutron customers have seen a 75% reduction in unfilled BL responses increasing staff efficiency and turnaround service time for end users.

ILL Features

  • Market leading search efficiency
  • Simultaneous search of WorldCat, SunCat, Copac and any holdings of any web catalogue you choose.
  • Works with OpenURL/Discovery systems to provide accurate citations.
  • Web based interface, customisable for your branding, look and feel of existing library system.
  • Supports the latest HTML 5 technologies.
  • OpenURL compliant
  • No local installation required
  • Embed forms into any web page, SharePoint or other CMS.
  • Allowing Library Users to submit requests, check the status of requests, register for ILL, manage their own details such as email and postal addresses, etc.
  • Automated check of local holdings
  • Supports both borrowing and lending operations
  • Provides full support for all ILL office operations
  • Full reporting for staff and managers and robust local data management system
  • Go Green! Clio can take your ILL office completely paperless
  • Outstanding customer support from a team of ILL software professionals

Your users are able to submit their own requests on-line, check the status of their request and request renewals, or retrieve e-documents either on-site or remotely. Soutron keeps users updated on the progress of their ILL request using automated notification emails. These are sent if and when anything changes, relieving & pressures on staff to remember to communicate changes or status.

Life is easier, processing requests is faster and staff save time. As with all of our products, Soutron ILL is extremely flexible. The fields and controls within the interface can be used to suit you and your users’ needs.

>> Contact us to request an ILL quote or online demonstration!

Use as a Standalone or Integrated Solution

The system can be deployed as a standalone system or be integrated with third party ILS solutions, such as Soutron Library Management system or Soutron Discovery Services both of which share a common technology platform based on MVC Web Technologies and Microsoft SQL Server.

Soutron are licenced re-sellers of Clio and provide pre/post sales support, web hosting, training and technical support Search, Request and Acquire with Soutron’s Inter Library Loans service.

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