Please see the OCLC System Status Dashboard for active issues.
A small number of requests become stuck in an undefined status before they're sent to lenders and will show as Undefined in My Account. If you experience this, please contact OCLC Customer Support.
OCLC is working to fix these requests so that they will become unstuck and to prevent the problem from happening again
|Resubmitting a request results in an error message when a lender in a previous attempt goes non-supply.||Work-around: Create a new request using the Copy function.|
|Batch responding Yes as a lender results in an error message if Constant Data is applied during the batch process.|
Please note that this known issue only applies to Referral Center members, a small subset of ILL users.
If a Referral Center member changes the fulfillment type from Interlibrary Loan to Purchase, the request is no longer accessible in their borrowing queues. The request ID is still findable by searching on the Home page.
|Work-around: Do not change the fulfillment type of an Interlibrary Loan request when signed in as a member of a Referral Center. ILL staff at the management center are still able to adjust the fulfillment type as needed.|
|Patron’s ‘Preferred Edition’ is replaced with 'Any Edition' in new borrowing requests that do not match a Direct Request profile||New borrowing requests that match a Direct Request profile display the patron’s Preferred Edition correctly. However, new requests that do not match a profile will display 'Any edition', regardless of the value selected on the patron request form. Borrowing staff can select a different value (“Most recent edition” or “This edition”) and lenders will see the correct value.|
|The borrower's maximum cost amount is moved to the Borrowing Notes field (i.e. MC:25.00) when staff submit a request for Direct Request processing from the WorldShare ILL staff interface. Note that the IFM checkbox selection will be retained.||Work-around: Manually build the lender string and submit to lenders.|
- Fixed issues - Table
Issue Fix date On the holdings screen in the staff interface, if a Custom Holding Group or Path is applied but has no results the holdings screen will display libraries that aren't in the path or group and build a lender string accordingly. December 2020
Resubmitting some requests results in the following error message:
An error occurred processing the request. Please try again. If you are unable to continue please contact OCLC Support noting the request number, and the exact date and time this error occurred for the request.
December 2019 ILLiad libraries are experiencing an altered workflow to access the Policies Directory.
Instead of clicking the Policies Directory button on the OCLC section of the Borrowing Processing ribbon in ILLiad and being directly logged into the institution’s record in Policies Directory, ILLiad libraries are now landing on the Policies Directory login page. It looks like this:
August 2019 Clicking on the blue (i) next to a potential lender on the holdings page takes users to their own Policies Directory page, not the page of the potential lender.
When in a request, clicking on the grey (i) in the list of lenders in the lender string also leads users to their own Policies Directory page, not that of the lender.
August 2019 If an ILL request is changed to a purchase request and then changed back to an ILL request, the request cannot be submitted and an error message appears. June 2019 If you have set up a notification to be sent to library staff when one of your borrowing requests has been filled using Article Exchange, the URL displayed in the notification email is for the Lender’s staff interface rather than your own. June 2019
When symbols are repeated in either the original or resubmitted lender string it may result in the following:
- If a lending symbol appears twice in either the original lending string or in the resubmitting lender string, while the request is assigned to that lender, it will appear twice in the borrower’s Awaiting Response queue, and the lender’s Can You Supply queue. Note that the counts in the left sidebar are correct, and once the lender responds to the request the duplicate rows will disappear.
- If a lending symbol was last in the original lender string and is first in the resubmitted lender string, the request isn’t routed to the lender. If the request was only resubmitted to that lender, it will be closed as unfilled.
April 2019 When resubmitting a request, if a symbol in the previous lender string is set as a non-supplier the resubmit function will result in an error message. April 2019 When adding status or department fields to a patron request form in Service Configuration and specifying field values to display in the drop down list, saving will result in an error message. April 2019 Deflection policies based on E-License terms are not deflecting requests for e-books. February 2019 After taking an action that moves a request to a different queue, it is no longer possible to use next/previous links to view other requests in the original queue. February 2019
When the borrowing library adds an Article Exchange document to a request at In Transit status, the Mark as Received action is not saving the AE information to the request.
This scenario may be encountered when the supplying library sent the document by email or shipped the article without first including the document. In this case, the borrowing library adds the document for the patron to access via the user portal.
February 2019 Some libraries are experiencing errors when using Get It Now to process requests and using IFM as a form of payment. November 2018 When using the “magnifying glass” or “View Holdings” link in a request to complete citation information, sometimes the “Apply data to request” button is not appearing. The “Create Request” button appears instead. October 2018
ILL hold displays as On Shelf at pickup location
When receiving a loan request in WorldShare ILL or Tipasa with WorldShare Circulation integration enabled, the hold on the temporary item is fulfilled at the pickup location rather than the item's home location.
October 2018 ILL due date not honored by WorldShare Circulation October 2018 Patron-initiated ILL with OCLC Direct Request occasionally selects a bibliographic record for a print item rather than the electronic item, and vice versa. August 2018 The first time a copyright declaration field is added to a patron workform, the text limit defaults to 450 characters. August 2018 Copyright fields are duplicated in ILLiad when using a constant data record containing copyright data, resulting in an error message. August 2018 An error message appears saying that there are too many lenders in the lender string, despite there being 15 or less. August 2018 Due dates are missing on requests when renewal is denied. August 2018 OCLC Reasons for No reports for both Borrowing and Lending are currently reporting an unusually large count for "Unspecified". We are continuing our investigation as to the cause. August 2018 WorldShare Interlibrary Loan and Tipasa are experienced database-related issues the morning of 18 July 2018. You may have seen errors when accessing requests or requests disappearing/reappearing from queues. July 2018 Incorrect URL in New Lending Requests email July 2018 Interlibrary Loan Statistics were temporarily inaccurate for the month of May May 2018
An error message is displayed to the lender when attempting to save or update the status of a lending request if:
- Lender selects ILL Fee Management (IFM)
- Lending charge is blank
- Request status is one of the following:
The request fails to be updated and/or changes to the request are not saved.
May 2018 Changes to Custom Holdings Groups and Custom Holdings Paths are not being Reflected. This also effects ILLiad users. January 2018 Policies Directory access for ILLiad users requires logging in. January 2018 Some of the Open Access links that appear on a request are actually subscription links. November 2017 Interlibrary Loan requests cannot be fulfilled in WorldShare Circulation. November 2017 The value of Patron Status in a request is overwritten when constant data with a blank/null value for Status is applied and the request is subsequently saved or updated. October 2017 Users of the Article Exchange custom version receive an error message when attempting to access the user interface. Note that the Article Exchange service utilized by the majority of interlibrary loan customers is working as expected. August 2017 Recently closed requests are temporarily not searchable as either an ‘active request’ or ‘closed request’ from the WorldShare ILL home page. This unsearchable period should only be a minute or two but has been prolonged at times. July 2017 Borrower is unable to update the bibliographic data in a request by clicking the magnifying glass icons next to Title, Author, and standard number (i.e. ISSN, ISBN, etc.) fields. The bibliographic record view fails to render, and the "Apply data to request" button does not display. Note that subsequent searches made in Discover Items may not behave as expected. May 2017 Borrower is unable to action requests in Not Received status. An error message displays when selecting the 'Mark as Received' or 'Save' buttons. May 2017 Refund button does not display for closed requests. February 2017 Patron-initiated requests that were mediated by staff display in the Direct Produced queue. December 2016 In Service Configuration, creating a new Custom Holdings Group (CHG) or saving changes to an existing CHG results in an error message. If a CHG includes one or more OCLC symbols that contain a special character (i.e. $#@), saving changes to the CHG may result in symbols being dropped from the CHG. December 2016 IFM refund and local currency options do not display in WorldShare ILL. October 2016
ILLiad customers see an error message when hovering over lender symbols to view OCLC Policies information.
October 2016 Some data elements are unavailable or incorrect in August 2016 WorldShare Interlibrary Loan reports from the OCLC Usage Statistics site. August 2016 Error message is displayed when a customer using WorldShare Circulation integration uses a barcode scanner to enter the Item Barcode when receiving a loan request. August 2016 Lenders are unable to save changes when dropping an Article Exchange file to a copy request that has already been shipped. The Save button is inactive. August 2016 If a lender viewing a request in Submitted status (Can you supply?) enters a newline character while selecting any field, the request is updated to Shipped status (In Transit). August 2016 For lenders, requests in 'New - Copies' or 'New - Loans' status fail to update to Considering status when the 'Auto-update to Considering' checkbox is selected from the Print All section of the Print Queue. August 2016 Borrowing libraries viewing WorldShare ILL in Spanish, Dutch, Chinese (traditional or simplified), Japanese, or Korean are unable to create requests or open existing borrowing requests. July 2016
In Service Configuration, an error message appears when attempting to create a new Custom Holdings Group. The group fails to be created.
July 2016 Lenders are unable to supply, refuse, or send a conditional response immediately after moving a request to Considering status. July 2016 Multiple versions of the borrower and/or lender Interlibrary Loan Fee Management (IFM) reports display for January 2016 onwards. May 2016