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  1. Keyboard Shortcuts for Resource Sharing

    Would it be possible to assign Keyboard Shortcuts for the following commonly used Resource Sharing tasks?

    Lending Requests
    Borrowing Requests
    Shipping Items

    7 votes
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  2. Remove Resource Sharing Library

    It should be possible to remove the out of the box Resource Sharing Library if your institution is not using it.

    8 votes
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  3. Renewing resource sharing requests

    When changing the date in the borrowing side, we then have to manually change again in manage patron services. It would be great if we could just amend the date once and this information is carried across.

    22 votes
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  4. British Library Billing Account codes visible in Lending Resource Sharing

    Display partner Billing Account codes in Lending side for UK Alma Institutions. This is vital information for reimbursements within the UK and reduces the need for paperwork. British Library Billing Accounting is the UK standard workflow, with a view to being ISO compliant.

    20 votes
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  5. RS Borrowing External Resource Search

    We would like to be able to perform Advanced Searches on our External Resources (from the RS Borrowing screen) and not just keyword searches. Alternatively, we would like to define the default search as 'Contains Keywords' instead of 'Contains Phrase'. This would make our searches more accurate.

    4 votes
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  6. Include Fulfillment Notes when Shipping items in Resource Sharing

    It would be nice if pop-up fulfillment notes on an item record were attached to a resource sharing request when an item is shipped, much like the barcode currently does. So if a damaged book has a note saying "Underlining noted," that note would attach to the request record so that the borrowing institution could see it. This would make it easier for the people processing on either end to know whether an item shipped with damage, or a set shipped with a certain amount of items, etc.

    82 votes
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  7. Resource sharing search

    Our Resource sharing staff at Sheffield Hallam University would like there to be an All category in the Find box, as there is under Find and Manage users. This would enable them to work more efficiently and would allow them to interrogate more than one index at once.

    See attached image for a comparison between the two find boxes.

    58 votes
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  8. Shipping Cost Lender Rule

    We need to Edit the list of partners in a Shipping Cost Lender Rule and not just Delete the entire input parameter.

    1 vote
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  9. Automatically add specific blocks to a patron record by type of fine

    We would like to be able automatically add a specific block to a patron record by a type of fine once it as reached a specified amount.

    We have recently set up a new block for oustanding resource sharing borrowing request charges (we charge our patrons for renewals). We would like this to be automatically added to the patron record once the fines `active balance' reaches £13.95 which is the equivalent of 3 renewals.

    4 votes
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  10. Resource Sharing Preferred Email Address

    We have multiple libraries set up as Resource Sharing Libraries. However as we can only have one preferred email address the Borrowing Resource Sharing Requests are coming from the default email address for the library (usually the information email address), and not the dedicated email address for resource sharing at that library.
    It would be really useful to have an email address type in a library record that is used to send Resource Sharing requests.

    3 votes
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  11. Shipping cost lender rule partner code prefix

    When setting up the Shipping Cost lender rules, there is no ability to add a rule that allows you to adjust the price based on the partner code prefix. Currently you have to add every partner to that list, and when partners are added or removed you need to manually recreate the parameter list again. (Because you can't edit the parameters, only delete.) Having to manually update these rules is unnecessary work, and the alternative is to manually edit the costs for every partner that doesn’t fit the standard code rules. These issues, and the errors caused by manual editing…

    6 votes
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  12. Resource Sharing Borrowing Requests back button

    For some reason the Resource Sharing Borrowing Requests screen does not have a back button or a method of clearing the search. Even if you quick link the screen the link takes you to the search you have just done. It would be extremely useful to have a back button or a method of clearing the search.

    6 votes
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  13. Alma RS Borrowing - view the patron ID (primary identifier) number in the main body of a borrowing request

    When you edit a borrowing request you can't see the patron ID number in any of the fields. It is only seen when you come out of editing a request and view the details next to the Request name. It should be seen with the request information.

    5 votes
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  14. Request status "Pending" and "On Waiting List"

    Add statuses to resource sharing borrowing request status field

    Is it possible to add two more statuses to the drop-down list for the Request Status field in a resource sharing borrowing request? We would like to add “Pending" and "On Waiting List".

    5 votes
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  15. Optionally expose user groups to fulfillment network

    We would like to circulate items to fulfillment network member patrons based on their user type in their home institution.

    This means that the linked account rules need to be based on Source Institution + Source Institution User Group.

    This could be made an optional feature so that Fulfillment networks that did not want to share that level of detail didn't have to.

    1 vote
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  16. Physically Received by Library

    It should be possible to change the status of a Borrowing Request to Digitally Received by Library from Physically Received by Library or vice-versa, if the wrong Format was received. Currently, it is impossible to create a barcode if the item was Digitally Received.

    19 votes
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  17. Display of actions on Borrowing screen

    We would like to change the order of the actions on Borrowing requests. Currently the order is:
    Duplicate, Send, Send Query to Patron, Request Renew, Receive, Edit Shipping Cost, Recall, Return, General Message, Reassign.

    We would like to split Send and Send Query to Patron.
    A possible solution is to change the name to: Patron Notification or Notification to Patron.

    Thanks

    5 votes
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  18. In Cataloging/Authorities, indicate if subject is divisible by place ($z) in the Authority record

    In cataloging, when we look at an authority record (in the community zone) we need to know if the subject heading is authorized to be subdivided by place, for example ($z California $z San Francisco)

    1 vote
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  19. Fields in Locate Profile

    Automatic location of Borrowing items would be more effective if Keyword and Year were available in the Locate Profile.

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  20. LENDING BEING PROCESSED

    We would like Digital Lending Requests to be automatically updated to Being Processed once the slip has been printed - in the same that way Physical Lending Requests are updated to Being Processed once a hold has been placed via Manage Fulfillment Options. At the moment they have status Created Lending Request - which means we have to change the status manually.

    3 votes
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