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Document Delivery - 10 MB Attachment Limit too small

For document delivery (scanning and delivering book chapters and journal articles) the limit is 10 MB. This equals roughly 20 pages of black and white text only on default, low res scanning setting.

For anything in color or with detailed photos we typically cannot send, requiring us to cancel the request and deliver the scan outside of the Alma workflow.

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Nick Reynolds shared this idea  ·   ·  Admin →

Hi,

We will at first increase the limit to 25M. As a second phase of improvement, we plan to change the interface that is currently used for uploading the digitized content with an improved one, that will among other improvements also remove the size constraint.

Note that email attachments have their own limits. The unlimited upload will only be useful where the document delivery is done using Alma’s link option for document delivery. See https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Product_Documentation/010Alma_Online_Help_(English)/030Fulfillment/040Resource_Requests/070Digitization_Processing#Attaching_Digitized_Items_to_Be_Sent_to_a_Patron.

Thanks,
Moshe

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  • Simon Read commented  · 

    We'd love to see the limit increased - it has long been a problem for us. We'd like to see it increased not just for Resource Sharing but also for the supply of digitisation requests both in downloadable form but also email attachments.

    We fill digitization requests using email attachments and our University email server can accept over 30MB so we'd like to be able to increase the size of attachments to at least that limit.

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