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Interlibrary loans: Submission (1/3)

InstantILL uses your existing Interlibrary Loan systems to manage authentication, fulfillment, and payment, or can submit to an email address.

What is your ILL article form link?

Or submit over email


If everything works, hit next! If it doesn’t, see advanced settings.

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Interlibrary loan: Input (2/3)

Now that you can submit article requests, you can adjust some key details about loans. Everything is optional, and we’ve set common defaults. In this section, we'll adjust what users see before they submit.

What is the name of your institution?


What email address do you want users referred to if there is a problem?


We use 'article' to refer to academic journal publications by default. Would you like to change that?

Yes, use 'paper' instead.


Where do you want people sent if they want a book?


Where do you want people sent if they want something other than a book or article?


If you want patrons want to learn details about Interlibrary Loan services, where can they find that?

This helps keep the page you embed InstantILL on clean and tidy while still making sure interested patrons can learn about ILL

If you want to allow users to view their account and outstanding loans, let us know where they can do that.

This helps keep the page you embed InstantILL on clean and tidy while allowing users to manage their accounts.

If you want people to still be able to submit ILLs manually, let us know how they can do that.

This helps make sure people who liked the old way of doing things still can

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Interlibrary loan: Results (3/3)

Now that you can submit article requests, you can adjust some key details about loans. Everything is optional, and we’ve set common defaults. In this section, we'll adjust what patrons see for results.

What do your article ILLs cost?

Please include your currency symbol e.g $4

How long do your article ILLs take to deliver on average?

Please include the unit e.g 24 hours

If we find an article Open Access, do you want to let patrons request an ILL?

No


If we find that you're subscribed to an article, do you still want patrons to be able to request an ILL?

No


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Subscriptions

We use your link resolver to understand what you do and don’t have access to. Then, we figure out the best link and send your patrons to it through your proxy.

What is your link resolver URL?

Examples include: http://rx8kl6yf4x.search.serialssolutions.com, https://cricksfx.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com. Add another

What is the DOI of an article you definitely have access to, which can be used for testing?

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Website & Brand

InstantILL can be integrated onto any webpage on your website, and blend in with your brand.

To do that copy and paste the following into the source code (HTML) (or ask a developer to):

<div id="instantill"></div>
<script src="https://dev.openaccessbutton.org/static/embed/oab_embed.js"></script>
<script>_oab=instantill({config: });</script>

Then, you should be good to go! If not, review our advanced settings.

We suggest:

  • Calling your page ‘Get a paper’
  • Not mentioning 'InstantILL' to patrons
  • Not putting anything above InstantILL (except a page title)

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Discovery tools

To ensure users never need to re-enter their search across different systems you can link to InstantILL from any library system to integrate it into your existing workflows, say from library search or a link resolver.

Once you've used InstantILL on one of your domains, we'll show you an example link you can use to integrate into other systems.

If everything works, hit next! If it doesn’t, see advanced settings

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Rollout

Once you're all set up, and you know it's working, it's time to put InstantILL in patron's hands.

Have you rolled it out?

Only click this around when you rollout InstantILL to patrons. This helps us support you best, track your stats, and understand how we're doing.

Yes

Activate pilot mode?

Pilot mode makes it easy to rollout a pilot. Patrons will know why you're trying something new, be able to give feedback and go back to old way. We'll also track the performance of your pilot, and you can ask us to let you know.

Yes

Can others contact you to find out about InstantILL?

Yes, sign me up!

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Analytics

We can provide anonymized analytics detailing your use of InstantILL. We can tell you:

  • How many searches have been made
  • How often we delivered subscribed materials
  • How often we delivered open access materials
  • How many ILL's were made
  • How often ILL's could be automated from our metadata
  • How often we returned an incorrect paper

Since this is not essential to delivering an excellent service to patrons, we only provide this to libraries who support our work through our leadership tier or who are piloting. To find our more, go here.

If you're on our leadership tier, or in pilot mode, and would like a report email Joe@openaccessbutton.org.