[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] ILLs using a template rather than a PreCat record

Tara Robertson information.detective at gmail.com
Tue Aug 18 16:41:16 EDT 2009

I'll take a stab at this...I assume that your consortium has more than one
branch. Is the org unit where you are creating the brief records the same
org unit where the hold is being placed? Perhaps the hold depth could be the

I remember that for holds that are not opportunistic holds (i.e. holds
captured on checkin) that it sometimes it takes the hold targeter 15 minutes
to match up the hold with the item that can fill the hold. Have you checked
a few times and the holds are still not targeting?

I doubt that this is relevant, but I'm curious as to what type of hold are
you placing on the brief records? Is it the same type of hold that you
generally use for holds?


On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 11:24 AM, Coleman, Marlene <mcoleman at bcgov.net>wrote:

> Hi all,
> We're part of the newly developed SC LENDS consortium, up about 2.5 months.
>  We've been trying to sort through this problem since early on.
> When we create a short record for an item with a template (similar to
> creating an order record), instead of using a precat record for ILL, the
> hold targeter doesn't seem to find the item, or the hold we've attached to
> the item.
> We suspect it is a template problem, but don't know why.  I've downloaded
> OCLC records (as temp records) and placed holds on them for ILLs and they've
> captured instantaneously.  Even copy holds don't always find the item
> immediately.
> Is there something about a temp/short record that the targeter doesn't like
> or can't find an item attached to it?
> Anyone tried this out with or without success??
> Thanks,
> Marlene
> Marlene F. Coleman, BA, MLS, CIM
> ILS Database Manager, Branch Manager
> Beaufort County Library, Beaufort Branch
> 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, SC 29902
> 843-470-6544    mcoleman at bcgov.net
> www.beaufortcountylibrary.org
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