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    How can I configure the time period that the ILL Total Limit applies for?

    • Article Type: Q&A
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 20


    How can I configure the time period that the ILL Total Limit applies for?
    Is there any documentation related to this functionality?


    This can be configured with the parameter 'ill_total_limit_period' in www_server.conf.

    You find more information about this in the System Librarian’s Guide – Integrated ILL on page 94:

    31 www_server.conf - ILL-related Entries
    www_server.conf is an ALEPH configuration table located under ./alephe_root.
    This configuration defines the default values for the WWW server. The relevant
    entries for GUI ILL in www_server.conf:
    This variable defines the date from which date the counting of the ILL borrowing
    request is started. The ill_total_limit_period format is MMDD (for example,
    1020) is the 20th of October. The calculation is made from this variable date to the
    current date (the assumption is that the variable date is earlier than the current
    date). All GUI and Web OPAC ILL requests created between these dates are
    counted and compared to the patron's ILL total limit. The patron will be blocked if
    he has exceeded its limit within this period. In the Web OPAC library card, only
    ILL requests that are within the time limit frame are displayed.
    To ignore this calculation, either delete this variable or enter 0000.
    setenv ill_total_limit_period 1020
    This means that the limit period starts on the 20th of October. The patron's ILL
    total limit (as defined in the patron global record) is set to 15. The patron submits
    an ILL request (from Web OPAC or GUI ILL) on the first of January. The system
    counts all requests from the 20th of October until the first of January (current
    date). If there are more than 20 requests, the patron will be blocked by the system:
    "Exceeded Limit on ILL Requests".

    Category: Circulation (500)

    Subject: Patrons

    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013