Roadmap

Upcoming releases

ReShare 1.0 (Minimum viable product) – July 31, 2020

The ReShare 1.0 release is intended to be a minimum viable product that supports requesting and supplying of physical materials among the members of a consortium. The 1.0 release will be suitable for testing and initial implementation, with important enhancements to follow in future releases. Features for the 1.0 release include:

  • OAI-PMH endpoint for shared index metadata
  • Customizable VuFind consortial discovery tool
  • ILS integrations: Aleph
  • New pull slip notifications
  • Basic due date management
  • Basic patron notices
  • Load balancing using lend-to-borrow ratios
  • Library service statuses
  • Permissions

ReShare 1.1 – October 30, 2020

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

  • Block requesting of locally available items
  • Ability to attach more than one item to a request
  • Create patron accounts, individually and in bulk
  • ILS integrations: WorldShare Management Services

ReShare 1.2 – January 31, 2021

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

  • Consortial availability display in discovery
  • Submit requests via staff interface
  • Patron account user interface and API
  • Pull slip configuration options
  • ILS integrations: TBD

ReShare Controlled Digital Lending MVP – Fall 2020

ReShare plans to develop a minimum viable product to support controlled digital lending, the process of digitizing a physical item and lending a secure, electronic copy in its place. This release will be scoped to support CDL within a single library.

  • Allow patron to select electronic fulfillment option
  • CDL request type and state model
  • CDL metadata enrichments
  • Mediated review process
  • Pull slips
  • Real-time availability checking
  • Local ILS integrations
  • Associate documents with a request
  • Deliver access details to patrons
  • Handle expired requests

Past releases

ReShare Beta – April 30, 2020

ReShare Beta added a number of enhancements to the foundation laid by the Alpha release, including increased support for error handling and integrations. Specific features included:

  • Shared index match optimizations
  • Shared index deleted record management
  • Shared index lending status flag
  • Request confirmation screens
  • NCIP integration with Alma
  • Requester-Supplier messaging
  • Tags helper app
  • “Update” app for bulk record processing
  • Cancellations
  • Conditional replies
  • Directory edit screens
  • Request routing optimizations

ReShare Alpha – January 31, 2020

The ReShare Alpha release demonstrated the ability to perform a resource sharing transaction from end to end under normal conditions. Specific features included:

  • Harvest of bibliographic, holdings, and item records into the shared index
  • Matching and clustering records in the shared index
  • Simple VuFind discovery tool for test purposes
  • Single sign-on integration pilot
  • Service type and state model for physical loans
  • Submit request via OpenURL
  • Create request record
  • Create lending string and assign request to a supplier
  • Generate and print pull slips
  • Create library directory entries
  • View directory entries across consortium
  • Create consortium directory entries