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    submitting ILL requests possible although copyright parameter is not checked

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 20

    Problem Symptoms:
    When submitting the ILL request form in the OPAC, the form will be sent even though
    * the parameter COPYRIGHT_MANDATORY is set to Y
    * the copyright statement is not checked

    System works as designed.

    The COPYRIGHT_MANDATORY parameter indicates whether signing the copyright agreement is mandatory for non-returnable requests. Non-returnable requests are requests whose 'Preferred Media' field is set to "Copy" or "Electronic" (for example, C-PRINTED, E-MR). A returnable request is not checked against this parameter and can be registered without signing the copyright agreement. Therefore the system works as designed.

    Additional Information

    If you still want to make the copyright check mandatory for all requests, you may do so by adding a JavaScript:

    1. Somewhere in the page new-ill-book-request (and/or new-ill-journal-request) add the following code:

    <script type="text/javascript">
    function CheckCopyright() {
    if (document.form1.Z40___COPYRIGHT_LETTER.checked != true) {
    alert("You must confirm the copyright restrictions");
    else document.form1.submit();

    2. Add the check to the Send button (to be found in new-ill-r-tail):

    <input type="image"
    alt="OK" onClick="CheckCopyright(); return false;">

    By doing so no patron will be able to submit the form without checking the copyright declaration.

    Category: Web ILL (500)

    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013