Posted by Amy at 09:57 AM in Cataloging, Circulation, LINKcat (Searching, Etc.), Support (Upgrades, Communication, Setup), Training, Workflow and Tips | Permalink
New limits for Collection Codes, Shelving Locations, and Item Types are now available in the Bibliovation Advanced Search for staff only. These limits are not available to patrons. To see the new limits, log into Bibliovation using a staff login, and click Search in the top toolbar to access Advanced Search. If you don't see the new limits, please clear your browser cache and verify that you are logged into Bibliovation using a staff login.
Posted by Amy at 11:49 AM in Cataloging, Circulation, Koha, Serials, Training | Permalink
In order to re-queue a patron's hold for the following situations,
More information and detailed instructions for each situation are located in the Circulation Manual, Section VIII Problem Statuses and Workflows, Part K How to Re-queue a Patron's Hold and in Section IX Placing and Managing Holds, Part G Other Holds Procedures.
The Problem Item form has been updated to reflect this change in the workflow. See this page for both the full and half-sheet forms
Posted by Heidi Oliversen at 02:51 PM in Best Practices, Circulation, Training, Workflow and Tips | Permalink
Posted by Heidi Oliversen at 02:17 PM in Best Practices, Circulation, Training, Workflow and Tips | Permalink
Posted by Heidi Oliversen at 12:27 PM in Best Practices, Circulation, Training, Workflow and Tips | Permalink
On 11/22/2021 the Reduced Transportation Holds setting, "FillRequestsAtPickupLibraryAge", will be changed back to 60 days. This was approved by the ILS Committee at their 10/06/2021 meeting.
There is a bug affecting this setting in Bibliovation version 6.2 (Production). The algorithm for this setting is incorrectly calculating from the item’s Checkin date rather than the Hold (Placed) Date. That means that some materials checked in, which should stay at your library to fill a patron’s hold, will leave your library to fill the oldest active hold in the Holds Queue.
The fix for this bug has been tested and confirmed fixed in the 7.0 version of Bibliovation, currently in our Sandbox. We hope to upgrade Production to that version in December.
For more information about the Reduced Transportation Holds settings, please read the Circulation Manual, Section IX Placing and Managing Holds, Part I Reduced Transportation Holds (aka RTH).
Posted by Heidi Oliversen at 02:18 PM in Circulation, Training, Workflow and Tips | Permalink
Posted by Heidi Oliversen at 10:31 AM in Circulation, Training, Workflow and Tips | Permalink
At their September 14, 2021 meeting, the Circulation Services Subcommittee recommended that the enrollment period for the Limited Use [LU] and the Limited Use-Juvenile [LUJ] be changed to 12 months. The ILS Committee approved the recommendation at their October 6, 2021 meeting.
All new patron records created with these patron categories will have this enrollment period set automatically. Patron records with these categories that are renewed will have a new, 12 month expiration date based on the date of renewal. Libraries that would prefer a shorter enrollment period can set the expiration date manually to comply with their local library policies.
Posted by Heidi Oliversen at 10:25 AM in Circulation, Training, Workflow and Tips | Permalink
With the advent of the new LINKcat Mobile App, patrons are able to store their library cardnumber (patron barcode) in their app. However, the laser barcode readers, Metrologic and Honeywell, will not read these digital barcodes.
If you are accepting digital library cards at your library, you may wish to purchase an Optical Barcode scanner to read these barcodes at your Check Out station(s). Bibliotheca and Envisionware Self check units have optical scanners, though one Bibliotheca library reported that their older model Bibliotheca unit had a laser scanner for patron barcodes.
Craig investigated optical scanners a few years back and his purchase recommendation is located on the Peripherals Order Form.
Posted by Heidi Oliversen at 10:36 AM in Best Practices, Circulation, Training | Permalink
Posted by Heidi Oliversen at 01:55 PM in Best Practices, Circulation, Training, Workflow and Tips | Permalink