Archive for the ‘Acq Manager Updates’ Category

GIST Acquisitions Addon v1.40 now available

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

The GIST Acquisitions Addon has been updated to v1.40. To upgrade your addon, simply extract the following file to your \ILLiad\Addons directory:


  • The addon can now automatically search GOBI’s new interface.
  • The addon can once again automatically sign into your BUSCA account.

Please send your feedback on bugs and enhancements to [email protected].

SQL installer now includes required server permissions

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Following up on our last post, we have revised the SQL Installer so that it now sets the proper server permissions for each GIST database table. If you did not manually correct the settings yourself, you can simply download the installer and reinstall the tables. This will correct the SQL permissions errors experienced when loading the Database Manager addon.

SQL user permissions required for GIST tables

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

We have recently added important information to the Acquisitions Manager Installation Guide. After installing the GIST tables to your SQL server, you need to also grant Select, Insert, Update, and Delete privileges to the ‘illiad’ SQL user on each new table. You can do this individually or by using the following query in SQL Server Management Studio:

Use ILLData




GRANT  SELECT ,  UPDATE ,  INSERT ,  DELETE  ON [dbo].[GISTFunds] TO [illiad]


GRANT  SELECT ,  UPDATE ,  INSERT ,  DELETE  ON [dbo].[GISTHistory] TO [illiad]


GRANT  SELECT ,  UPDATE ,  INSERT ,  DELETE  ON [dbo].[GISTFundLink] TO [illiad]


GRANT  SELECT ,  UPDATE ,  INSERT ,  DELETE  ON [dbo].[GISTInvoice] TO [illiad]


GRANT  SELECT ,  UPDATE ,  INSERT ,  DELETE  ON [dbo].[GISTVendor] TO [illiad]


GRANT  SELECT ,  UPDATE ,  INSERT ,  DELETE  ON [dbo].[GISTConspectus] TO [illiad]


We hope to release a new SQL script soon that will automatically assign these privileges for new Acquisitions Manager users. If you have already installed these tables, please follow the directions above.

Also note that we listed minimum system requirements for using the Acquisitions Manager and GIST for ILLiad Webpages. As explained in the ILLiad 8.1 release notes, prior versions of ILLiad will be unable to access third-party tables. This includes the GIST tables needed for the Acquisitions Manager. Please update your server and clients to the latest versions of ILLiad before implementing the Acquisitions Manager or GIST for ILLiad Webpages. This will also ensure that the ILLiad client is able to properly handle the GIST ILLiad Addons.

Slight modification to new GenericRequestGIST page

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

Hi everyone,

A minor code typo was discovered in the GenericRequestGIST page that was released on January 31. If you have not yet installed the new webpages, simply download the GIST for ILLiad Webpages full installer to get the corrected page. Otherwise, please download the upgrade installer (this will preserve your GIST.config file).

Sorry for the inconvenience. 

GIST Acquisitions Manager & new GIST for ILLiad Web have been released

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

The GIST Team and IDS Project are pleased to announce that the next generation of GIST tools have been released and are ready for you to customize and streamline your acquisitions, collection development, and interlibrary loan processes & workflow.

New GIST Tool

The GIST Acquisitions Manager is a new type of acquisitions system built within ILLiad using new GIST tables and GIST Addons. It provides…

  • Management of fund/budgets – with immediate fund balance checking at the point of review or purchasing
    • GIST matches the funds with the requesters automatically.
    • GIST manages a single ILL purchase on demand fund to large sets of collection development funds.
  • Custom Conspectus – GIST recommends purchase or review when a request meets your collection building profile.
    • Enable purchasing where ILL requests for materials not held in your consortia but fit your collection building profile.
    • Adjust almost 1,600 Library of Congress classification and Dewey divisions to highlight where you want to grow your collection.
  • Streamlined and flexible acquisition workflow
    • Using GIST, you customize the services and process the way you want to enhance your ILL purchase on demand or fully share buy-borrow strategies that build a strong and diverse collection.
    • Based on valued data, route requests automatically and make decisions about buy or borrow fast.
  • Select the web services you want in your workflow; Connexion, Gobi, etc. including adding some 30 addons:

Also in this release – a new discovery widget for your standalone ILLiad request form

  • Requesters only have to add an author and title, or ISBN to search Worldcat from within the blank request form to discover exactly what they want you to buy or borrow – this helps you streamline your workflows and provide accurate services.

Look for the GIST Team in Virginia Beach

On March 21, 2012, we will be conducting an all-day pre-conference workshop with Atlas Systems at the 2012 OCLC ILLiad International Conference.


  • Many thanks to the GIST Team and the IDS Project for their work on developing the Getting It System Toolkit.
  • Special thanks to Atlas Systems and OCLC for their support of the project from development to deployment.
  • Many thanks also to Rochester Regional Library Council (RRLC) and the NY3Rs for supporting GIST Development, including an RBDB grant.
  • Very special thanks to Mark Sullivan’s countless hours of programming in LUA to get all the amazing acquisitions and collection development features in ILLiad’s robust request management system.