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Future functionality roadmap

WorldShare Interlibrary Loan will continue to expand to include additional functionality. The new service now includes most functionality supported by WorldCat Resource Sharing. OCLC will continue to add new features that are enabled by the OCLC WorldShare Platform.

View a list of known issues with the WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service.

The table below lists planned functionality additions for WorldShare Interlibrary Loan. Upcoming releases of new functionality are scheduled to occur on the following dates: 22 September, 10 November, 15 December, 9 February, 23 March, and 11 May.

Additional details about features added in recent months are provided in WorldShare ILL Release Notes.

Recently released features and planned enhancements

Feature How it relates to WorldCat Resource Sharing Target availability date
Spanish interface Exists in WorldCat Resource Sharing Available
Initial buy-it workflow New in WorldShare ILL Available

Improved constant data functionality

New in WorldShare ILL

Available

Expanded request display

New in WorldShare ILL

Available

OPAC link on lender view of requests New in WorldShare ILL Available
Search custom holding groups by symbol in OCLC Service Configuration New in WorldShare ILL Available
Borrowers can edit a produced request New in WorldShare ILL Available
Transfer bibliographic data and holdings into review requests New in WorldShare ILL

Available

 

Add and delete custom holding groups by symbol in OCLC Service Configuration New in WorldShare ILL September 2013
Lenders can edit a produced request New in WorldShare ILL September 2013
Full Article Exchange integration within the service (displays within the service rather than a separate window) New in WorldShare ILL November 2013
Enhanced discovery in WorldShare ILL interface New in WorldShare ILL to be determined
Default patron workform with new discovery interface Exists in WorldCat Resource Sharing to be determined
Book sticker printing for lenders Exists in WorldCat Resource Sharing to be determined
Display supplier cost information in holdings display New in WorldShare ILL to be determined
Changes to support variable lender aging (EMST)Indicators in staff workform and holdings display New in WorldShare ILL to be determined
Display links to open access/freely available resources New in WorldShare ILL to be determined
All new requests begin in WorldShare Interlibrary Loan No more requests initiated in WorldCat Resource Sharing November 25, 2013
End of Access to WorldCat Resource Sharing All borrowing and lending in WorldShare ILL January 3, 2014 

Core features available in WorldShare ILL

Feature How it relates to WorldCat Resource Sharing Target availability date
Display search results by number of holdings Exists in WorldCat Resource Sharing Available
2-per-page request printing New in WorldShare ILL Available
2-per-page bookstrap printing New in WorldShare ILL Available
Completion of recalled requests New in WorldShare ILL Available
Reasons for No matches WorldCat Resource Sharing Exists in WorldCat Resource Sharing Available
New Reasons for No: Offsite, Too new to lend Addition to WorldShare ILL and WorldCat Resource Sharing Available
Lender string expanded to 15 New in WorldShare ILL Available
Improved workflow for printing and batch processing New in WorldShare ILL Available
Use LHR data to select lenders New in WorldShare ILL Available
Integration with WorldCat knowledge base for streamlined article sharing Exists in WorldCat Resource Sharing Available
Display of LHR summaries Exists in WorldCat Resource Sharing Available
Request history Exists in WorldCat Resource Sharing Available
Barcode printing Exists in WorldCat Resource Sharing Available
Batch processing for yes and no Exists in WorldCat Resource Sharing Available
Link to lending library's OPAC from holdings lists Exists in WorldCat Resource Sharing Available
Printing all requests in a queue (batch printing) Exists in WorldCat Resource Sharing Available
French language interface Exists in WorldCat Resource Sharing Available
Japanese language interface Exists in WorldCat Resource Sharing Available
Lender selection and editing of conditional notes Exists in WorldCat Resource Sharing Available
Link to borrowing library OPACs from  staff workform Exists in WorldCat Resource Sharing Available
Automatically apply constant data to requests Exists in WorldCat Resource Sharing Available
Improved integration with Article Exchange Exists in WorldCat Resource Sharing Available

OCLC's training and documentation resources will guide your transition from WorldCat Resource Sharing to WorldShare Interlibrary Loan. These tools will describe how familiar features have been implemented in the new service.

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