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    Overdue item returns: patron is not suspended

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 18.01

    Problem Symptoms:
    * When a patron returns late an item he is not blocked and can loan other items even though the item status for the specific patron status defines a loan block in case
    of late return
    * The item status for the specific patron status has Fine method 5 (overlapping block date) in col.14 in ./xxx50/tab/tab16

    The transaction for late return is not active in ./xxx50/tab/tab18.lng

    1. Open ./xxx50/tab/18.lng
    2. For transaction number 0003 (late return) activate (Y) for cash transaction registration in col.4
    0003 ##### ## ## Y 0.00 Late return
    3. The cash transaction creates the block date.
    4. Library which uses type 5 as fine method usually doesn't want to charge money for late return, only to block the user for a few days. Nevertheless it needs to activate the late return transaction in /xxx50/tab/tab18.lng

    Additional Information

    Same configuration is needed for libraries which use type 6 (cumulative block date) as fine method in ./xxx50/tab/tab16

    Category: Circulation (500)

    Subject: Loans (500)

    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013