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Wednesday, March 20 • 11:45am - 12:45pm
Single Click User Request Submission via the ILLiad API

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Millersville University is using the ILLiad API to allow known users to submit some requests directly from discovery into ILLiad in a single click. Using OpenAthens (any SAML service will do) to support a single sign on approach to accessing library resources and services, Millersville is utilizing simple EBSCO custom-link logic in conjunction with the ILLiad API to allow users to place requests into ILLiad. All users will be able to avoid logging into ILLiad and in many cases have their request submitted without seeing a pre-populated ILLiad submission form. In use cases where the library is confident that bibliographic data is sufficiently robust or where custom-link logic can determine that appropriate metadata elements are present to process a request, the user facing “request it” link will simply take the metadata, the user’s username (passed via a live SAML authentication token) and place the request into ILLiad. Learn how Millersville is taking a tiered approach to single-click request submission that is “un-reviewed” by patrons prior to submission and how the API can address “first time” users of ILLiad without an extant ILLiad account. A moderate understanding of terminology will be expected, but this is not an in-depth technical presentation.

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Krista Higham

Access Services Librarian, Millersville University
Krista Higham is the Access Services Librarian at Millersville University Library collaborating with support staff in circulation, course reserves, stacks maintenance, interlibrary loan, and resource sharing. She is the copyright representative from Millersville to the University... Read More →
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Dustin Stokes

Chief Technology Advisory, Atlas Systems
Dustin Stokes joined Atlas Systems, Inc., and the community that they serve, more than ten years ago. He has focused his career on building software applications that perform unique roles exceptionally well while also integrating with all of the many systems necessary to meet the... Read More →

Wednesday March 20, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm EDT
Grand Ballroom 8