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Can we create pre-populated Request or Search links for SHAREit?

[Patron-Initiated Interlibrary Loans] Libraries with Patron-initiated interlibrary loan requesting activated can also activate pre-populated SHAREit URLs in various resources such as Catalogues (eg. Bibliocommons), Discovery (eg. EBSCO EDS), Databases (eg. Academic Search), or Web Forms. This can be a very useful reminder to your patrons that they have the option to interlibrary loan items that aren't directly available from your library!

  • OpenILL (Pre-populate a Request Form): There's the option to activate an OpenILL request link that pre-populates bibliographic request details from 3rd party vendor resources (eg. EBSCO Databases) or a Web form into an Illume (SHAREit) blank request form.
  • OpenURL (Pre-populate a Search Link): Libraries can also set-up OpenURL search strings that re-directs a patron directly to Illume (SHAREit) search results. For example, this can be useful in resources like Bibliocommons where the patron may not locate their desired results and you wish to redirect them to Illume without having them re-do their search. 

These features can also help patrons quickly, easily & accurately request their desired item via a mediated patron-initiated interlibrary loan! Check-out detailed information and video set-up guides for OpenILL and OpenURL available here:

Would you like some assistance setting up PI-ILLs or OpenILL/OpenURL? Please contact us for assistance!