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    Items not being put in-transit (due to lack of sublibrary patron records)

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

    I want to send items in transit among xxx50 sublibraries, like this:

    Patron A, who lives near sublibrary X, requests an item available at Sublibrary Y, so he choose pickup location X.
    After the request, the item status should change to ‘Transit’, and when the item arrives at Sub X, status would be ‘Requested’. Then the item is loaned, and when it’s returned, status is ‘Transit’ until it’s returned back to Sub Y.

    How can I make these changes happen? (Note: we don't use title requests.)

    Each sublibrary to which you want to transfer items (place the items in transit) needs to have a (z303) patron record whose key is the sublibrary code.

    For example, if you want to transfer items to sublibrary ABCD, you need to create a sublibrary patron record with "ABCD" as the Patron ID, giving it a special Local Patron borrower status, such as "97". And then in tab16:

    !Pat97 Transit
    xxxx ## ## 97 + 00000005 00 A 2100 0000 00000 999 999 0

    And then loan the item to this sublibrary patron. This will put the item In-transit.

    You may also want to refer to KB 8192-8871 ("Transfer of Items Between Sub-Libraries").

    This issue is still open and was escalated to Second line support for further analysis <2012-01-29 01:00:03>.

    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013