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  1. Electronic holdings should take priority over physical holdings

    Currently, the format is not a parameter of the algorithm used to select the most appropriate partner. Electronic holdings should take priority over physical holdings: this would avoid institutions to digitize print materials (operations that take time and human resources) while others may have an electronic version that can more easily and quickly be provided.

    If Partner A has an electronic access and Partner B has a physical holding (and things like time zones being equal), Partner A should receive the lending request in priority.

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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…

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    This is in development as part of the 2024 NERS enhancement process: 8530 (Prevent multiple requests from a same borrowing library within a short period of time)

    Thanks!

    -Mike

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