Skip to Main Content
IDS Project Logo

A unified community of trust and support
built around a critical and clearly understood purpose
effective resource sharing.

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.

IDS Logic Packages and Prices

IDS Project Membership ($1,650/year)

  • All of IDS Logic Suite, plus...
  • Article Gateway
  • Free Reciprocal Borrowing
  • Peer Advisors
  • Community of support
  • Workflow Toolkit
  • User Groups Meetings
  • Online Learning Institute Priority

IDS Logic LAS ($825/year)

  • Lending Availability Service
  • Enhanced Rulekit
  • Standard Logic Support
    • (6 hours)

IDS Logic Suite ($1,650/year)

  • Lending Availability Service
  • Lending Book Chapter Availability Service
  • Borrowing Availability Service
  • Borrowing Book Chapter Availability Service (with Book Chapter Direct Requester)
  • Logic Rules
  • Enhanced Rulekit
  • Enhanced Logic Support
    • (12 hours)

IDS Article Gateway ($825/year)

  • ISSNFixer – searches a local database then OCLC for correct ISSN
  • YearFixer – checks field for extra data, such as month, and sets the year properly (and month too!)
  • RuleofFive – checks number of requests in current year for the journal and determines if Copyright needs to be paid; moves requests out of Awaiting Copyright
  • PubMedChecker – searches for open access materials
  • POD/GINRPD – if RuleofFive has been met, determines best option for paying Copyright or purchasing article
  • And more!