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    Excluding Resources with Specific Process Types from Publishing


    Loaned items with specific process types, for example claimed as returned or lost, can be excluded so that they are not displayed to end users during discovery or Z39.50 catalog search. This prevents lost loans from being requested.

    • Excluding resources with specific process types hides the items. In a scenario where you have a title with just one item and a process type that is excluded from publishing (such as Acquisition), the associated holdings is suppressed as well. The parameter suppressBibWithSuppressedHol thus controls whether the bibliographic record is published. See Configuring Other Settings (Resource Management) for more information about this parameter.

    • It is not possible to create new process types.

    The display labels for the process types are defined with the Discovery Interface. For more information, see the relevant section for your type of environment:

    To exclude a process type from publishing:
    1. Open the Exclude Process Types from Publishing mapping table (Configuration Menu > Resources > Record Export > Exclude Process Types from Publishing).

    2. Select Add Row to open the Add Row dialog box.


      Exclude Process Type Row
    3. Select the process type to exclude (such as Claimed Returned and Lost) from the Process Type drop-down list.

    4. Set the Exclude field to True.

    5. Set the Material Type field if needed.

    6. Select Add Row.


      Excluded Process Types Rows
    7. Select Save.

    The content that appears in the Material Type column is determined by the Physical Item Material Type Descriptions configuration. If the Material Type column is empty for a specified process type, all items of this process type are excluded. If this column contains a value, only items of the specified process type and physical material type are excluded. See Configuring Physical Item Material Type Descriptions for more information about configuring Physical Item Material Type Descriptions.