Items that have a status of Withdrawn will be deleted on Monday, Feb. 6. If you have items that you want deleted that do not have a Withdrawn status, then you must change the status by the end of the day on Feb. 5 in order to include them in the batch delete. On the flip side, if you have items with a Withdrawn status that you do not want deleted, then you must remove the Withdrawn status by Feb. 5. A report of all items with a Withdrawn status (as of today, 2/1/12) is posted on the Reports page.
If the last item on a bib is deleted and there are holds on the bib, then the holds will be canceled. Also, if the last item on the bib record is deleted, then the bib record will be deleted as well. Checked out items will be excluded from the batch delete.
Going forward, we will be doing a batch delete of Withdrawn items every month, on the last Friday of the month. We will no longer be running a report of Withdrawn items; instead, we will run a report of deleted items shortly after the monthly batch delete date. It is important that only items intended for deletion are marked Withdrawn. The Withdrawn status should not be used for any other reason than to delete items from the catalog.