Release Date: June 21, 2020
This release of WorldShare ILL provides a number of new features and enhancements in addition to numerous bug fixes. These features will help you manage more complex workflows, including:
- More quickly find lenders and e-resources by viewing knowledge base details on the Holdings page
- Deliver articles with additional fullfillment types, reducing upload errors
Many of these enhancements are the direct result of your feedback.
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.
These items require immediate action or decisions.
It's very important to 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:
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.
|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.|
In an effort to keep your staff informed of new features and changes, you may also want to consider these items.
Share these release notes with your colleagues.
During the COVID-19 crisis, review the information summarized in this News post:
See also the News posts about crowd sourcing the safe return of ILL physical items and the ILL community-sourced map.
Gather your team for the upcoming webinar Product Insights: Resource Sharing.
Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 2:00pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, UTC -04:00)
Attend the Workshop Series: Learn how to fine-tune your ILL setup to save you time and speed turnaround for your library’s users. Topics include:
Include Request ID with problem reports
When reporting an issue with WorldShare ILL, it's very helpful to include the Request ID. Including this information allows us to directly trace what happened on the request we are troubleshooting.
New features and enhancements
More quickly find lenders and e-resources by viewing knowledge base details on the Holdings page
You can now view holdings from the WorldCat knowledge base on the Holdings page:
In addition, the knowledge base holdings information will appear in the holdings detail pop-up when the blue hyperlink in the Holdings column is clicked:
For more information, see oc.lc/ill-holdings.
Deliver articles with additional fulfillment types, reducing upload errors
You can now use Article Exchange for the following fulfillment types:
This is in addition to the fulfillment types that already had Article Exchange capabilities:
- OCLC ILL
This change should reduce the number of errors you receive when using Article Exchange.
For more information, see Article Exchange.
Product Insights: Resource Sharing
To help you become familiar with the enhancements and fixes included in this release, please attend the upcoming webinar Product Insights: Resource Sharing.
Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 2:00pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, UTC-04:00)
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.
Workshop Series on Policies and Configurations
Join us for the Workshop Series: Learn how to fine-tune your ILL setup to save you time and speed turnaround for your library’s users. Topics include: