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    Faculty/staff delivery option for holds

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

    Desired Outcome Goal:
    As part of allowing holds on available items, only faculty/staff should be given a delivery option for delivery to their office/department
    How can this be set up?

    Procedure:
    * In $alephe_tab/tab_sub_library.lng create a type 3 sublibrary (ie. ‘OFFIC’ - Deliver to Office):

    Example $alephe_tab/tab_sub_library.lng
    OFFIC 3 xxx50 L Deliver to Office

    * ./xxx50/tab/tab27 - setup ‘02’ process option for delivery – where ‘OFFIC’ is the pickup location (col. 4).
    Make sure this comes before other ‘01’ process options that may be related:

    Example ./xxx50/tab/tab27
    H ##### 01 OFFIC 02

    * ./xxx50/tab/tab37 - setup pick-up list where ‘OFFIC’ is one of the pickup/delivery locations followed by other locations
    The list can also be limited, so only faculty/staff will see the ‘OFFIC’ option (col. 4):

    Example for ./xxx50/tab/tab37
    ##### 01 ## 30 #OFFIC XXXXX XXXXX etc.

    After tables are set up:

    * Faculty/staff member puts hold on item via OPAC (or staff can do via staff client) and they can select ‘Deliver to Office’ from the pickup/delivery drop-down
    * Run util e/6, and services "Request reports (cir-07)" and "Call slips for Requests (cir-12)" to pull items with holds from the shelf
    * If faculty/staff member selected ‘Deliver to Office’, when the item is checked in at the item home library, a letter will print (with the patron’s z304_address) and the item will be automatically checked out to the faculty/staff member.
    * Item will then need to be delivered to faculty/staff member.

    Additional Information

    This setup was suggested by Jennifer Murray (SUNY - Buffalo)

    Category: Circulation (500)

    Subject: Hold requests (500)


    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013
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