ISO 18626 Interlibrary Loan Transactions
ISO TC46/SC4/WG14 Interlibrary Loan Transactions
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Last update: 21 March 2021
Guidelines for ISO 18626:2021
Please note these guidelines are being made available prior to the publication of ISO 18626:2021
1. Display of codes and encoded information
It is not necessary to display the codes specified in this document to library users and staff. Codes and encoded information may be mapped to alternate values or be presented in the language of the ILL application's user interface.
For example, if Library XYZ (using English) sends a request to Library ABC (using Danish), then codes and encoded information is presented in English in the ILL application of the requesting library and in Danish in the ILL application of the supplying library.
2. Use of AnswerYesNo in the Supplying Agency message
In the Supplying Agency message -> MessageInfo inclusion of the element, AnswerYesNo is limited to
and mandatory ONLY when,
3. Use of RetryInfo in the Supplying Agency message
In the Supplying Agency message, the RetryInfo element is used only when the supplier is suggesting that
the request be retried, i.e, when
4. Use of DeliveryInfo in the Supplying Agency message
In the Supplying Agency message, the DeliveryInfo element is recommended when the supplier is delivering
something, i.e., when,
5. Use of ShippingInfo in the Supplying Agency message
In the Supplying Agency message, the ShippingInfo element is used only when the supplier is sending something
via courier, i.e., when,
6. Use of ReturnInfo in the Supplying Agency message
In the Supplying Agency message, the ReturnInfo element can be included. In ISO18626:2021, use of this element is no longer restricted to situations where the supplier is asking the requester to return the item to another address.
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