Define ID Types for Fulfillment Networks
Previously, libraries were able to define what type of patron user groups can participate in a fulfillment network. With this release, a library can expose only patrons with specified ID types in the linked account rules mechanism. This enables the library to limit the fulfillment network services to patrons that have been issued a specific ID type.
A new mapping table, Searchable Identifiers (Configuration Menu > User Management > Collaborative Networks > Searchable Identifiers), was created to define which user identifiers are searchable using the fulfillment network process in order to fetch patron information. If the table is empty (which is the default), all user identifiers are part of the fulfillment network. If a value is entered in the table and the searched user does not have an ID of this type in the other institution, the user's information from the other institution is not returned. See Configuring Searchable User Identifiers.