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WorldShare Acquisitions Release Notes, October 2021


Release Date: October 28, 2021


This release of WorldShare Acquisitions provides four new bug fixes. Unfortunately, the feature planned for this release (skipped and combined issues for monthly prediction patterns) was not ready by the deadline and so will be released in the next release. 

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.


None at this time.

Follow-up actions

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


None at this time.

Bug fixes

Can create issues for all serial titles

You can now create issues for all serial titles, in order to receive and claim them.  Previously, for a handful of titles, users were not able to create new issues for the serial title.  This problem has been fixed, and now, the user can create issues for all serial titles.

Filtering order items being renewed by date range 

You can now filter order items on a renewal list by their start date and end date if using a date range.  Previously, filtering order items on a renewal list by start date and end date was not functioning.  Unfortunately, the fix for this functionality will not be complete until the release of changes to our UI infrastructure in November.  However, filtering by start date and end date using a specified date range is already working.  The rest of the filters will be working in November.

Platform invoice item endpoint no long returns null ID

When creating invoice items using the platform, the system will now return the id of the invoice item that was created. Previously, when creating invoice items, the system would return a null value for the id fields of the invoice item.  Now, the invoice item ID is returned upon creation.

Website information returned in Knowledge base title information icon

The website information for Knowledge base titles is returned when hovering over the information icon.  Previously, this information was not being returned to the user.  Now, it is being returned. 

Important links

Post release sessions

To help you become familiar with the new features, enhancements and improvements included in this release, there are [number of update sessions] update sessions scheduled. 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.

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