Direct Request automates your request process; it automatically sends patron-generated requests created in your system to WorldCat Resource Sharing for fulfillment.
You create a direct request profile for every group of eligible requests, specifying:
Every library has different criteria for creating direct request profiles. You are likely to group eligible requests and create your profiles based on the criteria most important to you. For example, based on your lending policies, your most important criterion may be whether an item is a loan or a photocopy. You may consider the patron's status to be the most important element and create profiles based on each patron status. Another perspective might be to focus on potential lenders, building profiles based on holdings paths.
The Direct Request Profiles screen allows you to view, print, create, edit, and delete direct request profiles.