[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Lost Materials Processing Fee - Option to not void on return

Josh Stompro stomproj at exchange.larl.org
Tue Feb 13 14:48:44 EST 2018

Ah, now I remember why I didn’t consider these.  We only want to not void processing fees for lost and paid items.  We want to void the processing fee for lost items.  It is only when someone pays for something, indicating that they think they won’t be able to find it, that we may order a new copy and don’t want to refund the processing fee.

Josh Stompro - LARL IT Director

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Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 10:22 AM
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Subject: Re: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Lost Materials Processing Fee - Option to not void on return

Hi Josh,

There are a few true/false library settings related to voiding processing fees:

Void processing fee on lost item return
Void lost item processing fee when claims returned
Void processing fee on long-overdue item return
Void longoverdue item processing fee when claims returned

Would setting that first one to FALSE get you what you're looking for?


On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 10:25 AM, Josh Stompro <stomproj at exchange.larl.org<mailto:stomproj at exchange.larl.org>> wrote:
Hello, I’m just curious if any other locations have this policy and how they have handled it.  We currently have the policy of not refunding the Lost Materials processing fee when a lost and paid item is returned.  Our thinking is that the lost processing fee covers some of the costs of re-ordering and processing a replacement item.  So we don’t want to refund it since we could have already ordered a replacement copy.

We are on 2.8 and I cannot currently see that there are any preferences related to not refunding the processing fee.  So we have been handling it manually.  I don’t see any future options that would allow this either.

I’m curious if this policy is unique to us?  If it isn’t, is anyone else interested in having an option to not refund processing fees?


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