Release Date: November 11, 2020
This release of My Account provides two key bug fixes:
- Border added around search box (for WorldCat Discovery libraries)
- "Cannot retrieve your requests" errors fixed (for WorldShare Circulation libraries)
These fixes are the direct result of your feedback.
For this release, we recommend that you review the following checklists and complete the relevant tasks so that you can adjust your policies and workflows and train your staff. These checklists identify updates that we have determined as significant for most institutions. We encourage you to review all of the items in the release notes to determine whether there are other items that might require additional action or follow up by your institution.
These items require immediate action or decisions.
If your library uses WorldShare Management Services (WMS), we encourage you to verify that your integration with WorldShare Circulation is set up to best meet your needs.
For details, see Set up integration.
In an effort to keep your staff informed of new features and changes, you may also want to consider these items.
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Include Request ID with problem reports
When reporting an issue with My Account or WorldCat Discovery, it's very helpful to include the Request ID. It can be found at the bottom of the screen on which the issue occurred. Including this information allows us to directly trace what happened on the request we are troubleshooting.
Border added around search box
For libraries with WorldCat Discovery
A light color that reflects your institution's main brand color is recommended for your secondary (banner and footer) color. However, when a light color or white was selected, no border appeared around the search box. This has been fixed with this release. For example, see the red box around the search entry box in the screen below.
"Cannot retrieve your requests" errors fixed
For libraries with WorldShare Circulation
When an item-level Circulation hold contains unexpected enumeration or chronology information, library users have been receiving an error when loading the Requested tab: “We cannot retrieve your requests at this time.” This has been fixed, and the Requested page now displays as expected.
Bug fixes and known issues
For a full list of current and recently fixed issues, see Known issues.
To help you become familiar with the new features, enhancements, and improvements included in this release, update sessions are scheduled. Please note the session time zones when registering. The sessions will be recorded and archived for future viewing on the OCLC Community Center. Please register, even if you are unable to attend, to receive a link to the recorded session.
- WorldCat Discovery
- Product Insights: WorldCat Discovery
- Date: Thursday, December 3, 2020, 12:00 pm EST
- Register Now
- WorldShare Management Services
- Product Insights: WMS
- Date: Tuesday, December15, 2020, 1:00 pm EST
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- Product Insights: Resource Sharing
- Date: Tuesday, January26, 2021, 2:00 pm EST
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