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WorldShare Interlibrary Loan release notes, February 2018

Release Date: February 24, 2018

Browser support 

This release was tested with the following browsers:

  • Chrome (latest version)
  • Firefox (latest version)
  • Internet Explorer 11

Adobe Reader and JavaScript need to be enabled. 

Recommended actions

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

These items require immediate action or decisions.


Following the release, we recommend that you clear your browser's cache before starting to work with WorldShare ILL.

Have you updated addresses in all your borrower and lender Constant Data? 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 Policies Directory.

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Workflow improvements

Include due date on book strap

You are now able to print the due date on borrowing book straps.  To enable printing of the due date, go to the Print Settings within OCLC Service Configuration.  Select the option to Show Due Date on book straps.

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The due date appears on the book strap just below the pickup location.


Additional details for these workflow improvements are available in the WorldShare ILL documentation:  

Bug fixes and known issues

The following issues have been fixed recently:

  • Request Methods and Delivery Methods are now being pulled correctly into the Profile Summary page of the Policies Directory.

Lists of current known issues and recently fixed issues can be found at 

Future releases

Roadmap information is available at

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