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We upgraded to ILLiad 8 several months ago. ILLiad 8 boasts potential and possibilities for add-ons that can make ILL operations easier, such as searching the online catalog directly from the ILLiad client.

When I realized that the default Voyager add-on that ILLiad created does not search the Vufind catalog and it does key word search instead of the title search that we ILLers normally use, I went to the person I knew who could help.

The LUA script is not something Kevin was familiar with. But that didn’t stop him. After a few days of fiddling with it, not only did he give me the Vufind add-on, it would bring up the title search result and import the call number and the location into ILLiad. This is pure magic! When I demonstrated this for our colleagues from UNCG and at the NC ILL Users Group Meeting, it got quite a bit of oohs and aahs. Can’t thank Kevin enough.

The VuFind OPAC Search Addon can be found in the Atlas Systems ILLiad Addon Directory.