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WorldShare Circulation release notes, July 2019

Release Date: July 21, 2019


This release of WorldShare Circulation provides several enhancements:

  • Changes to OCLC Service Configuration in preparation for an upcoming feature
  • Performance improvements and bug fixes

Recommended actions

There are no recommended actions related to this release.

We encourage you to review all of the items in the release notes to determine whether there are items that might require additional action or follow up by your institution.

New features and enhancements

Changes in Service Configuration 

One change has been made to OCLC Service Configuration in preparation for an upcoming feature.

The Loan Policy setting to control if penalties should accrue while your library is closed has been updated to include suspension: Accrue bills and/or suspension when closed? This change also appears when you are bulk updating Loan Policies.

More details about the patron suspension feature will be shared in a future release.

Bug fixes

WorldShare ILL integration fails if the hold has expired 

Prior to this release, WorldShare ILL integration would fail when the request is received in ILL if the pending hold in Circulation has already expired. Receiving will now successfully update the temporary item and fulfill the hold regardless of the state of the corresponding Circulation hold.

 Note:  This issue did not impact integration with Tipasa, WorldCat Navigator, or ZFL-Server.

Error when pickup location does not have open hours configured

Checking in an item would result in an error if that item could fulfill a hold, there are no open hours configured for the pickup location, and the associated Hold Fulfillment Policy is set to exclude your library's open hours when calculating the hold shelf period. As of this release, the hold will be fulfilled without considering open hours when this situation occurs.

Known issues

See the Known issues page.

Important links

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