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DOCLINE 2.8 Action Items: Loansome Doc & LinkOut

DOCLINE 2.8 was released today. NLM suggests the following action items to address the enhancements:


Loansome Doc Libraries:

  • Decide if your library will utilize the new authorization code which will force patrons to enter the value during registration.
  • If your library had previously set the “Contact Library Prior to Registration” value to Yes, then the authorization code is already turned on.
  • The default authorization code is your library’s LIBID. Libraries can modify this code at any time.
  • Deciding on a new authorization code? Remember it will need to be communicated to patrons who will then have to successfully type it during registration, so keep it simple and relevant to your user population.
  • Screen Shot: LD patron registration

  • Removing unauthorized patrons from your search results: in Loansome Doc Patron Admin, select the new “Remove patron from my
    library’s list of patrons” checkbox on the user’s record.
  • NOTE : Once you update the record, you will no longer have access to the patron’s user account so be sure you’ve resolved any outstanding bills or requests.

    Screen Shot: Remove Loansome Doc patron

    LinkOut Libraries:

  • Please verify that your LinkOut Name Abbreviation is listed and is correct (this information is imported nightly from LinkOut)
  • To view your LinkOut information, log into DOCLINE and go to Institutions / Update / Membership.
  • If the value is incorrect, send us a message with the correct Name Abbreviation via the Contact Us “Report a Problem” form.
  • NOTE: For your LIBID to display, you must participate in the LinkOut-SERHOLD program to display your print holdings in LinkOut. See the LinkOut instructions.

    In the next release of DOCLINE, this information will be used to display your LinkOut holdings during Borrow.

    Questions? Please email Patricia Devine.

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