What is IDS Logic?
IDS Logic is a service that helps automate ILL workflows for libraries using ILLiad.
IDS Logic creates a connection to a library's ILLiad database through a Server Addon, which communicates with the IDS Logic service. IDS Logic can help improve and automate ILL workflows by:
- Performing automated actions on ILL requests based on complex criteria executed through server-based rules.
- Sending automated notifications to patrons regarding ILL transactions.
- Automating time consuming steps in ILL that require making decisions on information that is contained in the ILL transaction compared to ILL policies or settings.
- Conducting automated searches of internal library services such as the catalog (via the Z39.50 server) with information contained in ILL transactions to automate time consuming steps such as looking up call numbers for book chapter or loan requests, or cancelling checked out items or items from restricted collections.
- Sending information from ILL transactions to external APIs or web services and return information to help further automate ILL processing.
IDS Logic is free to IDS Project members and is available for subscription to libraries.
For more information on subscription and member pricing, click here.
About IDS Logic Rules
Logic Rules are the IDS Logic standard for searching and modifying transactions in ILLiad. Rules can be chained together to solve complex workflow challenges. IDS Project staff work with library staff to best determine which rules will work best with libraries as well as develop or customize existing rules to best fit the local workflow.
Please send your questions or suggestions to Bill Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.