We currently offer a complete web-based Interlending software package for the UK. This package includes both staff-use web applications and a web application for your library's patrons to use. Both are based on Microsoft's SQL Server and ASP.NET system. Some of Clio's most exciting features include:
- a completely customizable patron web interface that easily integrates with the look and feel of your existing library system
- allows patrons to submit requests, check the status of requests, register for ILL, manage their own details like email and postal addresses, etc. Visit our demonstration patron interface site to see more.
- self-contained patron authentication
- TOTAL automated compatibility with the latest British Library Document Supply System
- automated check of local holdings
- automated check of union catalogues, e.g., COPAC
- OpenURL compliant
- supports both borrowing and lending operations
- robust local data management system based on MS SQL Server 2012
- provides full support for all ILL office operations
- staff web interface for controlling and customizing the patron web interface
If you would like to read the very lengthy list of all of Clio's features, we have that available here on our website too. Better yet, contact Larry at email@example.com to schedule an online demonstration and see Clio for yourself!
Technical Requirements for local installation of Patron interface
The latest version of ClioWeb, the patron web interface portion of the Clio system, is a Microsoft ASP.NET web application and must run on a Microsoft web server, 2003 or later, with IIS 6.0 or greater and ASP.Net 2.0. This can be a machine that already exists, as long as ClioWeb can have its own Virtual Directory. A Virtual Machine works just fine. ClioWeb takes up very little space on a web server. The ClioWeb application will need read/write access to the central Clio database file. That file can be located wherever makes sense in your particular network, but it will need to be accessible to both the ClioWeb ASP web application and the library staff's Clio workstations. Lastly, you will need access to an SMTP server for sending email and a user account on either a POP or IMAP server for receiving email.