- Article Type: General
- Product: Aleph
- Product Version: 18.01
We are setting up a laptop loan system. The laptops would be cataloged and lent out similarly to the way reserve items are lent out.
Say the loan is for 4 hours, we would like to have the late fees calculated the following way:
10 minutes grace period
$5 flat rate for being late during the first hour
+ additional $2 per hour starting only after the first hour - regardless of whether the library is open.
Is this possible?
I can get this far in tab16, but cannot determine how to change the fine for a 'first hour' vs subsequent hours....
col10 = 0010 (grace: 00 hours / 10 minutes)
col11 = 04800 (48 / 24 = $2 per hour)
col14 = 3 (Total hours Fine Method)
col25 = 05.0000000 ($5 fixed fine added)
What you are proposing would give you a $7 rate during the first hour. If, instead, you specify:
col25 = 03.0000000 ($3 fixed fine added)
that will give you a $5.00 fine (2.00 + 3.00) during the first hour.
Note: as described in KB 16384-30497 the grace period takes precedence over the fixed fine -- which is, as I understand it, what you would want.
util f/2/10 can be used to check overdue fine calculation.
- Article last edited: 10/8/2013