[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] how to attach note to a copy as it goes outwith override?

Jason Etheridge jason at esilibrary.com
Sun Aug 16 13:39:58 EDT 2009

On Sun, Aug 16, 2009 at 8:58 AM, Melissa Belvadi<mbelvadi at upei.ca> wrote:
> Well, the specific situation is that we sometimes need to checkout
> materials, esp. reference materials, to someone who isn't in the borrower
> database (and isn't going to be added).

Ah, so it sounds like an infrequent thing?  In that case, we might
better be served with a simple Actions -> Edit Alert Message menu
option in the Items Out and Item Status and Holdings Maintenance
interfaces.  Have that wrapped in a specific permission and staff
won't need to go through the heavier Item Attribute Editor.

I worry about fake accounts though.  They almost always make me think
some specific and better workflow should be implemented.  Perhaps in
this case you could put the item in a Copy Bucket and still set an
alert message.  But then, you still want to be able to charge fines
and/or know when the item is overdue, eh?

Jason Etheridge
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