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  1. Defining Work Week permanently

    It should be possible to define our work week permanently, and not via Lending Off every week. For example, our work week is Sundays-Thursdays 8:00-17:00 (not Monday-Fridays). Also, it should be possible to define Lending Off via Alma, and not just via the Rapid interface.

    87 votes
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  2. Prevent multiple requests from a same borrowing library within a short period of time

    Within a same day, we sometimes receive (in Alma) several RapidILL requests coming from a same institution for a same book or journal issue (native electronic materials or scans from physical materials): usually one request per book chapter, one request per article, etc., but sometimes, some of these requests are for multiple chapters or significant portions of a work. We assume that in most cases, these multiple requests come from a same requester, associated to the borrowing library.

    In addition to copyright issues that multiple request raise, it is unreasonable to expect a lending library to expend spending a lot…

    84 votes
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  3. Show dates in a format suitable for global users

    In the RapidILL interface dates are displayed in US format. With RapidILL now a global phenomenon this can be confusing for users in other regions which do not use M D Y.

    A date like 10/06/2022 - could be interpreted either as 10 Jun 2022, or 6 Oct 2022.

    Please use a format like 05 Sep YYYY - that should prevent confusion and make work more efficient outside of North America

    48 votes
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  4. Customising Reasons for Rejection

    As it stands, we cannot customise the choice of reasons for rejection when we reject a lending request. It would be useful to be able to configure this to make them clearer, and have reasons that we find the most applicable to the type of requests we get. For example, having one that is more applicable to specific copyright restrictions, or when we have an access issue. As well as this, it would be useful to remove reasons we don't use.

    47 votes
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  5. Alma Borrowing Request Note

    The Alma Borrowing Request Note should appear on all Rapid Lending requests: Rapid interface, Alma ISO and all other platforms

    25 votes
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  6. Add “Conditional” to RapidILL

    Sometimes libraries need to communicate things to each other that aren’t citation issues. For instance, if a library has an HTML version of an article instead of a PDF with page numbers or a different edition of a book than the one listed in the request, that library might want to ask the borrower if that’s an okay version for the patron. Right now the only way to communicate between libraries is through Bad Citation, and that doesn’t allow libraries to respond to such queries. Adding a “Conditional” status that allows libraries to ask and answer questions that aren’t citation…

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