Constant Data overview

What is constant data?

Constant data is stored information that your institution's ILL staff can use to save keystrokes, reduce errors, and ensure consistency when they initiate or respond to ILL requests. Using constant data is optional, but accomplishes the following:

  • Automatically transfers repetitive data to ILL workforms and requests
  • Adds to or modifies repetitive data when processing groups of requests or responses

Constant data can be created to fit routine borrowing or lending situations.

What can the FirstSearch administrator do?

The Constant Data Records screen in the WorldCat Services Administrative Module allows you to view, print, create, edit, and delete constant data. The Constant Data Options screen allows you to set persistence for your constant data records, and to choose electronic delivery options.