Archive for the ‘G4Web Updates’ Category

GIST for Web 2.0.3 released

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

A very minor update has been released for the GIST for ILLiad Webpages. Version 2.0.3 corrects an issue where the Date Picker icon was missing from the installer files, causing a broken image to appear.

If you have already customized your GIST webpages, please do the following:

  1. Download the GIST for Web 2.0.3 Upgrade Installer.
  2. In the GIST\Images folder, copy the cal_icon.gif file to your ILLiad webpage directory’s GIST\Images folder.
  3. Edit your GenericRequestGIST.html and EditGenericRequestGIST.html pages as follows:
<!-- ILLiad NotWantedAfter field -->
<div class="widget_field_name">* By when do you need this?</div>
<div class="widget_field"><!--<#ERROR name="ERRORNotWantedAfter">--><input readonly="readonly" id="NotWantedAfter" name="NotWantedAfter" type="text" size="15" class="f-name" tabindex="9" value="<#PARAM name="NotWantedAfter">"> <image style="cursor:pointer;" src="gist/images/cal_icon.gif" alt="Select Date" onclick="displayDatePicker('NotWantedAfter', this);" /></div>

GIST for Web 2.0.2 — DatePicker.js Update

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

GIST for Web 2.0.2 has been released. This update fixes a bug in the DatePicker script, which would prevent users from selecting dates in 2013.

Current users of GIST for Web 2.0 should extract the following file on their web server in the \illiad\GIST\ folder:

Please contact the GIST Development Team if you need help installing this file.

GIST for ILLiad Webpages 2.0.1 now available

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

We have released an update to GIST for ILLiad Webpages that corrects various minor bugs.

  • Missing WorldCat badge image
  • Missing Creative Commons image
  • Incorrect GIST.js script source in the webpages, preventing the scripts from running
  • Other minor bugs

If you have already downloaded the webpages and customized your GIST.config file, please download and install the upgrader. Otherwise, please install the full version to get started.

Please report any other bugs to the GIST Development Team.

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.