Setting Up Electronic Delivery

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Electronic Delivery uses the ILLiad Odyssey Manager and the Odyssey Protocol on port 7968 to move the various electronic documents from the ILLiad client machines to the server, and for Lending requests, from the server to other ILLiad servers.

Electronic Delivery Keys

The following keys need to be set before Electronic Delivery will function properly. These keys can be found in the ILLiad Customization Manager under Borrowing | Electronic Delivery.


This is the number of days before Electronic Delivery .pdf files are deleted from the server. This key is used by the Electronic Delivery Cleanup program to determine which files should be deleted.

Example: 30, 15


If set to Yes ILLiad will also match Electronic Delivery items on negative numbers to accommodate Rapid numbers.

Example: Yes, No


To store your .pdf files in some location other than the default pdf folder under the ILLiad web folder, choose Yes. Otherwise, choose No.

  • If RemotePDFStorage is set to Yes, the DLL automatically looks for the .pdf files in the path specified in the WebPDFPath key.
  • If set to No, it will look in the pdf subfolder where the DLL is running (ex. c:\inetpub\wwwroot\illiad\pdf).

Example: Yes, No


This key should be set to the location of the pdf folder if you use the RemotePDFStorage key. The location used must be on the ILLiad web server.

This key is used by the Odyssey Protocol as the location to move PDFs during Odyssey processing and by the DLL and the System Manager to locate PDF files. This key is not used by the ILLiad DLL unless the RemotePDFStorage key is set to Yes.

Example: c:\inetpub\wwwroot\illiad\pdf\

The Electronic Delivery Folder

This is the local path on the Electronic Delivery client machine to store Electronic Delivery files during processing. The default Electronic Delivery (ElecDel) folder is created automatically in the location where the ILLiad client is running, i.e, C:\Program Files (x86)\ILLiad\ElecDel.

Electronic Delivery files sent by lenders will first be stored on the ILLiad server when received, and will then be pulled into this local ElecDel folder for processing after clicking the Process Files button on the Electronic Delivery form in the ILLiad Client.

The Electronic Delivery Backup Folder

The Electronic Delivery folder also contains a 'backup' subfolder (C:\Program Files (x86)\ILLiad\ElecDel\backup) that will contain temporary backup copies of Electronic Delivery files that have been delivered to your patrons in Borrowing or Document Delivery workflows or sent to borrowers to fulfill Lending requests in Lending workflows. These backup copies are created in case the transfer of those files from the local Client workstation to the ILLiad server fails. Electronic Delivery files will enter the backup folder when:

  • The Deliver button is clicked in the Electronic Delivery form to deliver an electronic document received from a lender to your patron in Borrowing workflows
  • Either the Send via Article Exchange or Send via Odyssey button is clicked in the Scanning form to fill a Lending request
  • The Send via Odyssey button is clicked in the Scanning form to deliver an electronic document to your patron during Document Delivery workflows

Electronic Delivery files will remain in the backup folder until the next time the Process Files button is clicked from the Electronic Delivery form, which will clear the backup folder of all files.


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