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    Course Reserves: "BIB document has ITM link. Create ADM anyway?"

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 19.01

    When I search for a course reserves item in the Search tab (Binoculars) of the Circulation module, and then click the Circulation button in the lower screen, I get the message: : BIB document has ITM link. Create ADM anyway?

    What does this message mean? Should I say Yes or No? Is there something I need to change in our configuration tables in order to correct this?

    There are three cases of course doc records' relation to items:

    1) No item

    2) ADM-type direct link from xxx30 doc to xxx50 item

    3) ITM-type link to xxx50 item via xxx01 bib record

    In the Search tab, in

    case #1, when you click on "Circulation", you get the message, "There are no items attached to this doc."

    case #2, you are taken to the Item List (to the left of the Pencil boxin the tree on the left)

    case #3, you get the message you describe: "BIB document has ITM link ... Create ADM anyway?". Clicking "OK" is *not* what you want. The result of this will be a second ADM record for this title. The only case where this might be justified would be where you have a professor's copy *in addition* to the library's copies, which you want to keep separate.

    As I'm sure you know, you *can* get to this doc record's items' circ info by the following route:

    Pencil box -> List of courses -> select the course ->

    click on Course Doc List -> select title -> Go to Items Tab -> click on "Circ Items"

    It seems to me that rather than having the choices "OK" and "Cancel" in case #3, we should have:

    "OK" and "Go to bib record's items"

    but I suspect that that would be an enhancment request.

    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013