C/W MARS has a consortium wide limit of 20 Holds.  The 20 Holds includes frozen 
Holds.  We set this in the Hold Policies as described in Jordan’s email.


Joan Kranich
Member Services Supervisor
C/W MARS, Inc.
508-755-3323, ext. 321 or ext. 1

From: Open-ils-general 
[mailto:open-ils-general-boun...@list.georgialibraries.org] On Behalf Of Aubrey 
Area Library
Sent: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 12:23 PM
To: Evergreen Discussion Group <open-ils-general@list.georgialibraries.org>
Subject: Re: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Question on Patron Hold Limit

Hello Amy,

I have never set one consortium wide but I imagine it is no different that 
setting one for an individual library.

What you are looking for is located in Admin-->Local Admin-->Hold Policies. You 
can limit the total number of requests placed. I looked over the settings and I 
believe it treats all requests (title/copy/volume) the same. As for you patrons 
who already have items requested that exceed your proposed limit I believe that 
it will still requesting those 30 items but they will not be able to request 
additional items until their number of requests get below 5 or whatever your 
new limit is.

I hope this helps and anyone correct me if I am wrong.

Aubrey Area Library

On Wed, Jun 22, 2016 at 10:47 AM, Amy Terlaga 
<terl...@biblio.org<mailto:terl...@biblio.org>> wrote:
Hi all--
We here at Bibliomation *think* there is a way in Evergreen to set consortially 
a limit on the total number of hold requests that can be placed for patrons.  
For instance, we're thinking of restricting it to 5 total at one time for all 
Has anyone on the list limited the number of total requests?  Can it be done 
for just title requests?  What happens to those patrons that already have, say, 
30 requests, and we put this into place?  Do they have to wait until their 
requests get down to 4 before another one will go through?
Any information provided on this feature would be greatly appreciated.  Since 
we're not even sure if this feature exists, we have no idea how to set it.

Amy Terlaga
Director of Member Services
Bibliomation, Inc.
24 Wooster Avenue
Waterbury, CT  06708
(203)577-4070 x101<tel:%28203%29577-4070%20x101>


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