ReShare, the new platform for managing E-ZBorrow requests, is now in the final stage of implementation. ReShare will provide our patrons with consortial discovery, offering real-time availability. Additionally, ReShare supports batch processing which will allow staff to process multiple requests quickly.
In the coming weeks we will be adding configurations, creating staff user accounts, and training staff on processing requests in ReShare. Staff at all PALCI partner libraries will be spending the first two weeks of July working with test requests and fine-tuning the process. PALCI is anticipating this testing phase to be completed by mid-July, at which point all partner libraries would enable patron discovery and go live on the new platform on the same day.
Relais, the platform we currently use, will remain available for the completion of current requests until August 31. Requests will not be migrated to the new platform. Patrons who have used the E-ZBorrow service in the past two years will receive a notification with instructions on how to export a list of their requests. The first of these notifications will be sent on July 7 and two reminders will be sent before the August 31 deadline.
More information about Project ReShare can be found here.