ReShare Returnables

ReShare Returnables supports requesting and supplying of physical materials between libraries. The 1.0 release is focused on no-cost resource sharing between members of consortia or other groups with reciprocal lending agreements. The ReShare returnables suite of software includes a directory of participating libraries, apps to manage requesting and supplying of resources, and a bulk update app to process multiple requests quickly.



ReShare Returnables 1.1 – November 30, 2020

After the MVP release, ReShare will continue to develop new features to support consortial lending of returnables, with a focus on the needs of early implementers.

  • ILS integrations: WorldShare Management Services
  • Email service for notices
  • Due dates and overdue status
  • Display and search by item barcode
  • Check for blocked patron status
  • Propagation of directory metadata across the consortium
  • Planning for ILLiad add-ons (with Atlas Systems)

ReShare Returnables 1.2 – March 15, 2021

This release will include additional features needed by our early implementers.

  • Attach more than one item to a request
  • Create requests via the staff interface
  • Manage requests for locally available items
  • Push failed requests to external services
  • ILS integrations – Sierra, FOLIO, Koha, Symphony
  • Integration with external shared inventories
  • Represent non-ReShare nodes in the directory

RESHARE RETURNABLES 1.3 – July 1, 2021

This release will include additional features needed by our early implementers.

  • Real-time availability display in discovery services
  • Prevent requests of locally available items
  • ILS integrations – Millennium, TLC, Voyager
  • Manage patron types
  • Allow/block requests by patron type
  • Patron account management
  • Patron account API
  • Patron account display in VuFind
  • Manage pull slip configuration

Future Development

The following features have been identified as development priorities, but have not yet been scheduled.

  • Loan rules
  • Auto-forward requests
  • Waitlists
  • Claim lost items
  • Recalls
  • Renewals
  • Route requests across multiple consortia
  • Anonymized lending
  • Create and manage shipments
  • Box and Unbox apps for bulk shipment processing
  • Integration with shipping providers
  • Consortial management portal
  • Request routing by group

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