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  1. Rapido to parse all volume formats for multivolume works

    Currently, when requesting volumes of multivolume works, the Rapido tile can only parse the following volume formats from the item description:
     
    "3" (digits only)
    "v.3" (no space)
    "v. 3" (with space)
     
    This affects the Refine Offer function: if the patron inputs a string that Rapido cannot parse (for example, "XII", "Jan", "Bd. 3" as written in the item description), it disregards that volume information. This usually gives a positive result (terms are displayed disregarding the volume's availability), places the request on title level (whole multivolume work) without linking the wanted volume (item) to the Rapido request. In such…

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  2. Add library location to ILL Request History tab

    When looking at the History tab of an ILL request, you can see the history of all the actions taken (e.g. shipped, received, returned, etc). And, you can see who initiated the action under Operator. However, you cannot see where the action was taken. For example, at our institution, we have 5 branch library locations where some staff work at multiple branches. When an item is returned for example, we can see the Operator's ID, but not where the action took place. I noticed this in an effort to hunt down a lost item - but the staff who returned…

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  3. External ID number should change if the partner library changes

    Rapido keeps the old ILL number (External ID) when a borrowing request is not filled and moves on to another partner. The Ext ID number should be unique between a pair of partners. Right now you can have a Rapido request with a RapidILL number, a British Library request with a RapidILL number etc. Because each partner type has a different set of conditions (ex. allowance of renewals), each time you have a different type of partner, there should be a new Ext ID number.

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  4. Limits for RapidILL scan from print requests

    Since all Rapido scan requests are converted to RapidILL requests and thus have a 24-hour service commitment, we’ve been noticing an unmanageable workload on Mondays with requests coming in over the weekends. Prior to dropping OCLC we could balance our workload by doing the urgent requests first and the less urgent requests another day, but now all of our most time-consuming requests are also urgent.
    Possible solution: Limiting the number of scan from print requests that can be assigned to one library at one time.

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