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WorldShare Interlibrary Loan release notes, October 2018

Release Date: October 14, 2018

Introduction

This release of WorldShare ILL provides new features and enhancements in addition to a number of bug fixes. These features will help you better manage your workflows, including:

Details for these and other new features and enhancements are provided below.  Many of the enhancements in this release are the direct result of your feedback.

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

We recommend that you clear your browser's cache before starting to work with WorldShare ILL.

If this link to your library’s catalog has not been set up:

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Or if the link needs to be updated, follow the instructions below. When you have enabled your online catalog links, you can search your catalog for requested items as a borrower or lender.

https://help-fr.oclc.org/Resource_Sharing/WorldShare_Interlibrary_Loan/Reference/Search_my_library's_online_catalog

Have you updated addresses within each of your borrower and lender Constant Data records in OCLC Service Configuration? If not, please do so on behalf of all your borrowing and lending partners.  Address labels do not print properly unless the addresses are formatted correctly.
Have there been any changes in your contact information or lending policies? If so, please make the appropriate updates in OCLC Policies Directory.

Follow-up actions

In an effort to keep your staff informed of new features and changes, you may also want to consider these items.

Action

Share these release notes with your colleagues.

https://help-fr.oclc.org/Resource_Sharing/WorldShare_Interlibrary_Loan/Release_notes_and_known_issues

Gather your team for the upcoming webinar Product Insights: Resource Sharing

New features and enhancements

Utilize Direct Request for ISSNs without hyphen 

Direct Request has been enhanced to match on ISSN when the hyphen is not included.  This allows more borrowing requests to be produced without mediation, saving you time in submitting requests.

View complete citation when reviewing holdings  

When choosing lenders for a copy request, you can now see the specific issue information at the top of the holdings page and as you scroll the list of holdings.  The citation information was previously only available if you clicked the View Holdings link next to the OCLC number field.  It's now also available when you click any magnifying glass.

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For additional detail, see Create and edit requests.

Set a default copyright acknowledgement (for U.K., Australia, and New Zealand) 

The Copyright Signature field has been added for borrower Constant Data records for Libraries in the U.K., Australia, and New Zealand.  This will allow libraries in those countries to set a default value for copy requests.

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For additional detail, see OCLC Service Configuration.

Print book stickers for borrowing requests 

Book stickers have been added as a Borrowing print option, which allows you to print stickers to attach to reusable or paper book straps.  You can:

  • Print 6 per page and select the start position
  • Specify default or customized template
  • Preview your book sticker

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For additional detail, see Printing for Borrowers.

Include full shelving information on lending printouts 

The lender book strap and book sticker templates have been improved so you can use them as both the pull slip and book strap.  When you save local shelving information in the Local ID field, you can include that field on the printout:

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For additional detail, see Printing for Lenders.

Add privacy notice during staff sign-in

If your library uses either LDAP or OCLC's Basic WorldShare authentication for the WorldShare ILL staff interface, you are now able to include a privacy notice during sign-in.  This notice must be added to your configuration by OCLC.  To request the addition of a notice, please contact OCLC Support (support@oclc.org). 

For additional detail, see Add a privacy notice

Bug fixes

The following bug fixes were included in this release:

  • In Print Settings, institution logo "image fails validation"
  • When creating multiple requests (e.g., for Book Clubs), "Field 'Lender String' cannot be empty"
  • Issues with Reasons for No reports
  • For WorldShare ILL Circulation integration, ILL hold displays as On Shelf before item arrives at pickup location

Current and fixed issues can be found at:

https://help-fr.oclc.org/Resource_Sharing/WorldShare_Interlibrary_Loan/Release_notes_and_known_issues/Known_issues

Future releases

The following enhancements are targeted for upcoming releases:

  • Add, edit, or delete staff notes
  • Use Patron Summary to view patron info and notes at a glance
  • Use Purchase tab to more easily review prices and link to vendor sites
  • Within New Zealand, conduct IFM transactions in your local currency
  • Resubmit unfilled requests rather than create a new request

Roadmap information is available in the OCLC Community Center.

Important links

Post-release sessions

To help you become familiar with the new features, enhancements, and improvements included in this release, please attend the upcoming webinar Product Insights: Resource Sharing

Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 2:00pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-05:00)

Registration: https://www.oclc.org/en/events/2018/rsprodinsights_oct2018.html

Please note the session time zones when registering. The sessions will be recorded and archived for future viewing on the OCLC Community Center. Please register, even if you are unable to attend, to receive a link to the recorded session.

Support websites

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