- Article Type: General
- Product: Aleph
- Product Version: 19.01
It's great that when an item (belonging to a different library) is returned at a self check machine that the item's status can now be changed to "In-Transit". However, with this new setup how do you print the transfer slip?
The only printout we have with relation to self check is the return receipt when the Web OPAC is used for self check return. Generally, the Self Check client should be responsible for printing receipts\letters. As you noted, our self check server does not create any printouts.
Regarding the transfer slips – The original intention was to mark the items as ‘ready for transfer’, with the reasoning being that the item is not really in transit until the library staff actually puts it in transit. We failed in an attempt to make this marking, and marking the item as really in transit was used instead. Still, as the library staff need to fetch the item and physically put it in transit, they are expected to pass the item in the Circulation module’s Return Tab to make the actual transit and print the slip.
There’s no point in printing it at time of the return. The transit is not actual yet, and the returning patron cannot be assumed to do anything with this slip. It has to be the library staff anyway.
- Article last edited: 10/8/2013