IUG 2001 Conference Proceedings

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Session: F4

Writing Your Own Interface to the Patron API

Roger Harrison, CUS Fullerton

Roger had previously submitted a three-page document that was included in the program binders. This handout was very well done with a great example of Innovative data, HTML code, and JavaScript.

The Patron API module is a product purchased from Innovative that allows the library to write computer code to allow verification of patron validity. In CSU's situation, the library used the Patron API to allow patrons into the ILL screens / forms. Important tings to consider:

A session audience member mentioned that the Patron API can be used to check for filtered or unfiltered computers as well as providing access to purchased databases.

Roger's session was well attended (standing room only), was well prepared and presented in a manner that all could understand.

Dan W. Krupp, Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library