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Olivet Nazarene University’s Interlibrary Loan PRISM Transfer (IPT) program development has progressed through a number of revisions, including 1) a C-programmed CGI script that includes the new OCLC review file patron fields; 2) an all new Java 32-bit Windows application; and 3) a platform-independent Java applet that can be run inside Web browsers. Both of the Java versions will work with OCLC’s Direct Request ILL functions using the ISO 10161 protocol. This article explains the reasons for and the advantages of the further IPT/ISO development and the programming issues that had to be digested before a Java version could be completed. ONU continues to provide their IPT/ISO development as freeware to the Internet and library communities.


Preprint of article whose final and definitive form has been published in The Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Information Supply, 1999, copyright Taylor & Francis. The Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Information Supply is available online at

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