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    Reading Room Shelf Report vs. Reading Room Report

    • Article Type: Q&A
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 20

    Question

    What are the differences between the Reading Room Shelf Report and Reading Room Report?

    Answer

    The Reading Room report list all items which are currently in use in the reading room, meaning actually being read at this moment, whereas the Reading Room Shelf reports lists all those items which have not been read by the patrons in a specified period of time. You can use the reading room shelf report to return the items that are no longer needed and restore the original item information.

    The status of a reading room item is identified in record z310 by the z310_out_date. If the date is filled, the item is currently read by the user.

    Example

    01 z310 \
    02 z310_rec_key \
    03 doc_number ........000000765
    03 item_sequence .....000020
    02 z310_barcode ........765-20
    02 z310_id .............4712
    02 z310_open_date ......20130419
    02 z310_open_hour ......1458
    02 z310_out_date .......20130419 <<<<
    02 z310_out_hour .......1502
    02 z310_last_in_date ...00000000
    02 z310_last_in_hour ...0000
    02 z310_rr_id ..........HILR
    02 z310_unread .........
    02 z310_repro ..........

    As soon as the item is returned to the reading room shelf the z310_out_date will be set to zero and the z310_last_in_date updated:

    000000765

    01 z310 \
    02 z310_rec_key \
    03 doc_number ........000000765
    03 item_sequence .....000020
    02 z310_barcode ........765-20
    02 z310_id .............4712
    02 z310_open_date ......20130419
    02 z310_open_hour ......1458
    02 z310_out_date .......00000000
    02 z310_out_hour .......0000
    02 z310_last_in_date ...20130422
    02 z310_last_in_hour ...1550
    02 z310_rr_id ..........HILR
    02 z310_unread .........
    02 z310_repro ..........

    The item was returned to the reading room shelf at 3:50 pm.

    Category: Circulation (500)

    Subject: Reading room


    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013
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