How it Works

INN-Reach, the software platform used by Prospector, offers different types of integration, based on a library’s Integrated Library System (ILS), and how you interact with Prospector will look a little different depending on whether your library is automated, or not, and which ILS you use.

Staff-Initiated Borrowing: Libraries that are not automated (i.e. do not have an ILS) will participate in Prospector as Staff-Initiated Borrowers only, and will use a Windows client called the Resource Sharing Broker (RSB) to complete staff functions.

Full RSB Patron-Initiated Borrowing & Lending: Libraries that use an ILS that is not an Innovative product (i.e. Millennium, Sierra, or Polaris) and are not members of the AspenCat consortium will use a Windows client called the Resource Sharing Broker (RSB) to complete staff functions and are eligible to participate in Borrowing, Lending, and Patron-Initiated Requests.

D2IR Integration for Borrowing and Lending

  • Innovative ILS: Because INN-Reach is an Innovative software platform, libraries that use an Innovative product as their ILS will not need to use the RSB for borrowing because INN-Reach is fully integrated with the ILS.
  • AspenCat: Because ByWater, the vendor that supports CLiC’s implementation of Koha for AspenCat libraries, has completed development and certification with Innovative’s Direct to INN-Reach (D2IR) API, AspenCat libraries will not need to use the RSB client because INN-Reach is fully integrated with the ILS.