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    Patron not allowed to place hold on material already on loan

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Aleph

    Problem Symptoms:
    Patrons are not allowed to place holds on items they currently have on loan (that is, the Hold button is not present when viewing such items in PRIMO).

    There are two Aleph settings which may affect this:

    1. the z305 (Local Patron record) Z305-MULTI-HOLD=Y permission ("Determines whether or not the patron may place more than one hold request for the same item"); to make this setting be in effect in Primo,
    HL-GRP check_hold_request_f and
    HL-GRP-PRE check_hold_request_f
    must be specified in the Aleph xxx50 tab_hold_request

    2. check_hold_request_m ("patron has item on loan and is attempting to request a like copy") in the xxx50 tab_hold_request ; in this case,
    HL-GRP check_hold_request_m and
    HL-GRP-PRE check_hold_request_m
    need to be removed or commented out.

    None yet; still being tested.

    Additional Information

    Sometimes patrons need to check out multiple copies of the same item or place holds on the same item to get extra copies for a book club or such.

    • Article last edited: 4/16/2014