In the spring of 2020 ILS staff conferred with the Circulation Services Subcommittee and we agreed that due to the pandemic and the unknown length of individual library closures, we would postpone running and posting the Long In Transit report.
Since all of the LINKcat libraries are now open to some extent ILS staff have run and reviewed the current report and we think that that increasing the end date of the report to 2 months would be enough to cover possible multiple quarantine periods as well as taking into account reduced delivery periods and staffing at libraries.
However, when we ran the report, we saw that there are 1577 entries put into transit between 1/3/2018 and 2/28/2020. We would like to give the libraries the opportunity to clean up these older entries before we start running the report on a regular basis.
Today Michelle ran and posted a Long in Transit report for any items that were put into transit prior to 3/1/2020.
Libraries will have 3 weeks to clean-up the older entries before we run the next report. The generic Long In Transit workflow is located in the Circulation Manual, Section XII Circulation and Statistical Reports . If you have a local library workflow for your staff, please use that.
Michelle will run and post the next Long in Transit report on Sept. 8, including all entries placed into transit prior to 6/1/2020. If your library was not able to clean-up the older records they will remain on the report.
The next report after that will be run and posted on Sept. 22, entries prior to 7/24/2020.
Then we are back to the regular report run, on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. But instead of the previous parameters of 2 weeks the report will include entries for the 2 months prior to the date the report was run.