Work Plan: Resource Sharing

Deliverable

Priority

Due Date

Status

Effort

Related links

Notes

Deliverable

Priority

Due Date

Status

Effort

Related links

Notes

1

Get P2P for digitization requests

(long term: P2P in addition to AFN; or P2P replacing AFN)

April 2024 small group: UCR, UCSD, UCSC, CDL

high

no explicit dependencies; will have to pause depending on Tipasa transition

in progress : during ‘tipasa development review’

ExL willing to assist in config; lots of effort - config & testing, figuring out workflow implications

UCs/EXL meeting notes

https://uc-sils.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/RS/pages/1899560978

 

2

Analytics ‘sub’project, schedule c for 2024 due date

high

August 2024

start april 24 2024

large, in conjunction with ExL

 

 

3

UC request of RLF Building Use Only Items (similar to “library use only” deliverable?)

Decision on how library identifies library use (non RLF) only material borrowed via AFN (similar to UC Req RLF Building Use deliverable?)

high

recommendation around mid 2025

in progress

coord. with F OST (F OST may lead)

 

This is a continuation of a service already provided by the RLFs for UC patrons. UCR and UCB are currently exploring how to enable BUO requesting from the RLFs, and will inform the campuses once they find a workable solution that can be implemented (may also be related to AFN reading room issues)

This will affect local Fulfillment and ILL teams workflows in a positive manner (may also be related to AFN reading room issues)

4

Replace VDX with Tipasa

high

TDRII ‘tipasa development review, part II’ small team March 2024-August 2024

in progress

large effort

https://uc-sils.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/RS/pages/1890746390

from phase four hand off:
”VDX is no longer actively developed by OCLC and will eventually be discontinued. They offer an upgrade path to Tipasa. The resource sharing group will need to be actively involved in providing requirements and overseeing the migration.”

5

Prioritized list/”specifications” of reports needed for AFN (including schedule c ExL case)

high

Aug 1, 2024 (ExL created templates in Analytics)

in progress : small group: UCM, UCLA, UCSD

medium effort (avoid delving into Alma guts)

https://uc-sils.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/RS/pages/1890877454

potential overlap with

chunk out & prioritize most important reports (include ccc report within priority)

 

6

UC and CSU Resource Sharing Partnership (in Alma)

high

(after P2P investigation, NOT simultaneous with Tipasa implementation)

not started

partnership with CSUs

large size effort on UCs (also on CSUs)

Proposal with CSU

first step would be to think about what sort of options/scenario to explore

7

potential AFN mismatches out of auto-flow to external broker (requests with bad/incomplete metadata)

medium

no dependency dates

(after P2P investigation & after Tipasa implementation)

not started

ExL willing to work with UCs on config; low-ish effort

UCs/EXL meeting notes

use ‘sending borrowing request rules’ to catch requests in ‘ready to be sent queue’; option: if no identifiers, don’t sent to broker (aka VDX/Tipasa) and/or don't send through any partners

8

pick up anywhere issues

medium

no external due date

not started

high

 

potential ideas:
1: edit pickup/route item after it hits the holdshelf
2: create local user account for other UC’s patron in order to allow ILL pickup at other campus
3: discovered staff can manually create RS req for a network user

Questions:
1: Does Analytics anonymize pickup location?
2: Can we reliably use Analytics to identify requests that users have placed where their chosen pickup is a non-home location that couldn’t be fulfilled correctly to the non-home location?

9

Environmental scan of peers

 

medium

 

not started

medium

12-18 months once begun

next step: develop general criteria & questions (methodology)

10

Vendor environment scan

medium

 

not started

medium

12-18 months once begun

next step: develop general criteria & questions (methodology)

11

RapidILL for UCs (in Alma) - possible proposal for purchase

medium

may be influenced by walkaways of content negotiations

not started

Large effort

Substantial new workflows at many locations,

starting: Substantial set up in Alma,

Ongoing: commitment to RapidILL standards for reciprocation.

12

Harmonization of notices

medium

no dependency dates

not started

(in progress in F OST)

F OST has taken up; RS OST may participate

 

Harmonization of notices such as overdue and “courtesy reminder time to renew” sent out by Lenders across the AFN so Network Borrowers are not told to go to Lending Institution’s portals to access renewals.

13

ExL’s solicitation to “contribute to the Resource Sharing Directory”.

low

after P2P investigation / (?)after CSU partnership

not started

tbd / pending P2P investigation

contribute to the Resource Sharing Directory

 

14

Would like to see 3 option in the Blank ILL Form, specifically separate the Article or Chapter into two, one for "Chapter" and one for "Article"; impacts all resource sharing forms

(investigate options, write up options & ramifications, ask D OST for feedback)

possibly ask ExL for third form…

low

no due date

not started

large effort

page with the harmonized decisions for the resource sharing forms from SILs phase 4:

possible dependencies on other forms

(from Sandra FG: The UCLA Discovery team recommend this enhancement, they believe current options are confusing to patrons)

15

expired holds not found on the hold shelf or still stuck in transit

low

 

not started

in progress in F OST (“item should be on hold shelf & is not”)

coord. with F OST

 

Create decision and documentation on what to do with expired holds not found on the hold shelf or still stuck in transit
High impact because it will inform which institution will be responsible for replacement costs of AFN borrowed items that essentially become lost during the transit and hold process

16

procedures for handling Lost UC ILL Items ('scenarios' table of phase 4 decision page)

have contacts, but not procedures/best practices

F OST created directory for circ contacts; (working on lost item practice recommendations) ; For ILL contacts, use OCLC policy directory

low

no external dependency dates

not started

(in progress in F OST)

 

A decision page has been started to capture how the UCs want to handle Lost UC ILL Items. The Resource Sharing Group should discuss/add to this page and decide on the best way forward for each scenario presented, then communicate the information broadly.

17

Think about Rapido for UCs (would have to ask leadership for purchase)

low

no due date

not started

possible first step: 30 min demo from ExL; possible discussion with CSU

 

RS OST chair (Alison) got sales emails from ExL (could use those to reach out when ready)

may include rapidill in purchase

nice front end features

nice p2p features (directory)

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20

UC + Ex Libris AFN Task Force (label: afntf)

high

completed on May 12, 2022

DONE

approx. 3 months elapsed

from Phase 4 hand off, “Identify root cause of resource sharing effectiveness discrepancies”

21

Evaluate initial resource sharing strategy and compare with alternatives.

high

completed Jun 1, 2022

DONE

 

RS Retrospective: Fulfillment Network

Evaluate the current resource sharing strategy (AFN plus VDX integration). Is it working well? What are the alternatives (eg. Alma P2P, Alma brokering) and should they be considered?

22

Enable sandbox environment for system-wide resource sharing testing for SILS Ops Center

high

target Aug 19, 2022 (after next sandbox refresh)

DONE

approx. 10-20 hrs per campus (likely 2 people per campus)

Create and document test patron accounts; create resource sharing analyst accounts; document and implement sandbox refresh procedure.

23

Phase 1: Set up recurring statistics for resource sharing in Alma Analytics borrowing/lending counts; schedule C

high

Nov 1, 2022

DONE

phase 1: 5 months elapsed

 

24

which hybrid model should RS OST investigate - direct FN and/or P2P

high

Nov 2, 2022

DONE

“phase 1” three person team to look into config options & begin test planning

ExL willing to work with UCs on config; low-ish effort

google drive folder for project

RS Retrospective: Fulfillment Network

(discussion)

informs ‘ILL-ing ER in UC’ deliverable

25

Consortial block

high

decision page delivered to OSTs for voting: anticipated (no dependency dates)

DONE

Co-lead F & RS involvement

Gdrive folder

block blocked users at point of requesting (rather than surprising them with a block they attempt to check out)

Pause? pending

26

AFN protocols and procedures (consulting for F OST)

low (RS OST priority)

TBD (driven by F OST)

DONE

(in progress on F OST side)

consult/provide feedback in creating document; F OST feels need for at least on RS person

Meet 2-3 times per month [could frequency be less?] or as needed and consult with the larger RS OST & F OST cohorts

Streamline policies, procedures, and best practices for AFN lending & borrowing institutions to expeditiously address, communicate, and resolve fulfillment questions, issues, and discrepancies

 

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