Resource Sharing Electronic Locate for Borrowing article requests
A borrowing article request is stopped for local ownership when the library has an electronic database that may have coverage for the journal.
Currently, the borrowing locate local ownership check does not check the year, volume, or issue in the article request to determine if the library has access to this specific year in the database. The borrowing locate does not check for embargo status.
Because the citation year is not checked for local ownership, requests are stopped from being automatically sent to lending libraries that have the article. Library staff must spend time checking if their library has access to the specific year in their electronic databases.
In Alma Configuration> Fulfillment> General>Other Settings the rsuresolverlocate can be used to check a lending library’s electronic coverage.
An additional Customer Parameter should be added to allow a borrowing library to check their own library’s database coverage information. If a request is for an article that is not within the database coverage or is in an embargo the request should be sent to the lending library without staff mediation. Requests that are found in the library’s database should be kept in the Ready to be sent status for staff to review.
This was entered as NERS enhancement request 7052.