Allow "ignore_lender_due_date" setting to be customized per resource sharing partner
Currently the "ignorelenderduedate" setting in the Alma Customer Parameters Mapping Table is a global setting; it applies to all resource sharing partners. This is problematic for consortia who have resource sharing partners for consortia members, as well as a resource sharing partner for ILLiad.
Setting "ignorelenderduedate" to "true" works for our consortia resource sharing standard checkout, but ILLiad due dates must be entered manually.
Setting "ignorelenderduedate" to "false" works for the ILLiad lender due date, but then consortia due dates must be entered manually.
If "ignorelenderduedate" could be configured separately, for different types of resource sharing partners, this would allow a more seamless ILLiad to Alma integration.
Katie Sanders commented
The University of Wisconsin would be greatly in favor of this enhancement. Currently we use the override lender due date to ensure borrwoing and lending is consistent between our constoria members. That said one of our campuses is currently using the NCIP integration and ILLiad as partner of last resort and due to our override lender due date setting for constoria we are forced to updatee the due date manually for 20-30% of our ILLiad traffic. That comes out to updating 1,500 due dates a semester in Alma so they match the shorter loan lengths in ILLiad. This is taking an inordinate amount of staff time to do this each day.
Katie Sanders, UW-Madison