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Z305 Borrower Records: ALEPH, xxx50, sublibrary

  • Article Type: Q&A
  • Product: Aleph
  • Product Version: 20
  • Relevant for Installation Type: Dedicated-Direct; Direct; Local; Total Care

Question

The Z305 borrower record can be defined at the:
[1] system level (z305_sublibrary "ALEPH");
[2] library level (z305_sublibrary "XXX50");
[3] sublibrary level (z305_sublibrary yyyyy) <where "yyyyy" is an actual sublibrary code>.

Which of these do I need?

Answer

First, you need to answer this question: If a borrower were to check books out at library 1 versus library 2, would they need to have different Z305 values (borrower status, expiration date, etc.)?

*If the borrower status, expiration date, etc., which you are putting into the records is the same, then you don't need to have multiple records.*

What you can definitely eliminate in this circumstance is the sublibrary-level borrower record. (Note: the system looks for the lowest level record appropriate for the situation: Is there a matching sublib-level z305? Use it. If not, is there a matching library-level z305? Use it. If not, use the ALEPH z305.)

Note: the user_list_aleph_local and USER-SHARING options are relevant to how the ALEPH z305 is used in relation to the XXX50 z305. See link to Article 000039699 ("Display of Local Borrower Records / ALEPH Borrower Record") in Additional Information below in this regard.

Additional Information

Article 000039699  Display of Local Borrower Records / ALEPH Borrower Record

Category: Circulation


  • Article last edited: 10/8/2013