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DOCLINE® 2.3 Release Notes (November 12, 2004)


DOCLINE 2.3 gives libraries using OCLC ILLiad resource sharing management software the option to use the ISO ILL Protocol to communicate between ILLiad and DOCLINE. See details below.


  • Borrow: Requests routed to ISO libraries will be automatically received.
  • Receipts: If the borrowing library is an ISO library, the DOCLINE receipt will include an ISO transaction number: “ISO Borrower Ref # 1114” (for example).


  • Help screens and FAQs were added or modified for all new features or changes to DOCLINE 2.3.

Loansome Doc

For the Loansome Doc User

  • Changed email address to be a required field during registration and user account updates in preparation for planned migration to email address as LD user's login name
  • Added prompt for email address during ordering if no email address is in user record

ISO ILL Protocol

ISO ILL functionality removed effective 1/25/07 - See Does DOCLINE Support the ISO ILL Protocol?

For Libraries using OCLC ILLiad

Libraries can choose to use the ISO ILL Protocol to communicate between ILLiad and DOCLINE 2.3. These libraries use the DOCLINE interface to update their institution record and search institutions, view the current status of requests and view the routing history, update and search serial holdings, or view DOCLINE reports.


  • Borrowing requests are sent directly from the ILLiad client to the DOCLINE server for processing and routing. DOCLINE does not need to be open to send requests.
  • All patron administration and request management, such as unfilled and overdue processing, can be done from the ILLiad client.


  • Lending requests arrive in the ILLiad client automatically receipted in DOCLINE. DOCLINE does not need to be open to receive or complete requests. DOCLINE will send alerts to the ILLiad client for requests that have not been acted upon or have expired. Note: The same rules for action on requests apply. See the FAQ How does “Time-triggered Actions” work?


  • ISO Libraries will have an "ISO Status" screen to view the current status of pending requests and to view the routing history of their requests.