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WorldShare Circulation release notes, June 2019

Release Date: June 16, 2019

Introduction

This release of WorldShare Circulation provides several enhancements:

  • The behavior of the Actions button has been changed on the Pull List and Holds for Review reports to reduce the number of clicks required to complete an action.
  • Several changes have been made to OCLC Service Configuration in preparation for an upcoming feature.
  • Performance improvements and bug fixes.

Recommended actions

For this release, we recommend that you review the following checklists and complete the relevant tasks so that you can adjust your policies and workflows and train your staff. These checklists identify updates that we have determined as significant for most institutions. We encourage you to review all of the items in the release notes to determine whether there are other items that might require additional action or follow up by your institution.

Administrative actions 

These items require immediate action or decisions.

ACTION

Review your library's Open Hours in the WorldCat Registry. You may also wish to verify if institution or branch-level hours have been selected in the Branch Opening Hours Override Settings.

Improvements

Updated action buttons

To reduce the number of clicks required to complete an action, the behavior of the Actions button has been changed on the Pull List and Holds for Review reports.

  • If multiple actions are available, the button will display as an ellipse. Action options will display when the button is clicked or tapped.
  • If only one action is available, the button will immediately indicate that action.
  • If no actions are available, the button will be deactivated.

For example, the Pull List will automatically display the Decline button for holds that cannot be forwarded. The multiple-actions menu button will display for holds that can be forwarded and/or declined:

Actions_PL.jpg

For the same items, a student worker or other staff member without permission to decline holds (STUDENT_WORKER_RESTRICTED) will see a Forward or disabled button where appropriate:

Actions_PL_SWR.jpg

Changes in Service Configuration

Several changes have been made to OCLC Service Configuration in preparation for an upcoming feature.

The Billing section has been renamed Billing and Suspension. No new settings have been added at this time.

Also, two new SIP2 screen messages for have been added to the SIP Custom Messages (patron_suspended & suspended_user). These messages are not yet available for use.

More details about the patron suspension feature will be shared in a future release.

Bug fixes

Wrong overdue fee if library is open 24/7 for adjoining days

Overdue fees were less than expected if your library's open hours indicated an 'Open 24 Hours' period of two or more contiguous days. 

If your library adjusted your open hours to avoid this issue, you can now reset your hours in the WorldCat Registry.

Due date is too early if patron expires on a day the library opens at 12:00 AM

The loan due date was earlier than expected if the usual loan period would exceed the patron's expiry date and your library was configured to open at 12:00 AM on the patron's expiry date.

If your library adjusted your open hours to avoid this issue, you can now reset your hours in the WorldCat Registry.

Known issues

See the Known issues page.

Important links

Support website(s)

Support information for this product and related products can be found at:

 

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