Change how system auto-creates and inserts due date for Lending requests
At Stanford, we often page books from one site to another and this can take a bit of time. We want the DueDate to reflect when we mark the book as Shipped, instead of when we first open the request. It would be beneficial if changes to this functionality also improved the client's ability to deal with server addons or workflows that bypass opening the request form, entirely, since those requests can wind up missing the due date on pull slips.
Andrew Morgan commented
We have a server addon here at ERE that handles most of the incoming loans, and one of the functions sets the due date in the process--it even sets shorter due dates for AV materials and one of our other collections. The function that handles the due dates isn't specific to us, and I could adapt it to update the due date when items are marked shipped. My only concern would be the borrower not knowing what the due date is, unless you're writing it on the paperwork after the fact?