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    Indication of "last copy available" before performing loan

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

    Do we have any function in Aleph that allows a library to identify a "last copy available" before loaning?

    The idea is that a library may have 20 copies of a book. All copies are available for loan. The library wants to be sure that 1 copy is always in the library.

    Therefore, the Circulation staff needs to be notified at the time of loan if an item is the "last copy in library" of a particular book and be offered the option of stopping the loan.

    Responses have indicated that the only method for achieving this in Aleph is to designate 1 copy as non-circulating.

    The library can always override that last copy's status and allow it to circulate.

    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013