Add block action for patron digitization requests in User Block Definitions
The configurable blocked actions for user blocks in Alma are:
01 – loan
02 – loan, renew
03 – loan, renew, hold
It is therefore possible to configure that blocked users are not allowed to place requests at all.
We propose a distinction between the different request types in blocked actions.
Blocked users should be able to place hold requests, as it can be checked at the latest at the time of loaning whether there is a block, and users then have to take care of the unblocking (e.g. by paying fees) in order to be able to loan the item.
Document delivery, on the other hand, would like to prevent blocked users from placing digitization requests, since there is no check for a block before the scans are delivered and therefore the service can be used permanently without staff and users being notified about the block.