Hi Holly, when we need to catch particular copy of material that is circulating at a time and don't want to place a hold, we usually use the "Alert message" in copy editor. When the copy is being checked in (or out) the message pops out and the staff is alerted that an action should be taken with the copy (I am not sure if there isn´t any settling that could affect the popping out). The alert message pops out until it has been deleted. It is possible to apply the alert message to more copies at once.
I think this might solve your problem temporarily (though I understand that it might be complication to confirm the overriding of alert message every time the DVD is being checked in/out until the DVD is no more on hold). Eva --- Mgr. Eva Cerniňáková cer...@jabok.cz Tel. +420 211 222 409 Knihovna Jabok http:/knihovna.jabok.cz Tel. +420 211 222 410 Jabok - Vyšší odborná škola sociálně pedagogická a teologická Salmovská 8, 120 00 Praha 2 2016-10-08 16:59 GMT+02:00 Benjamin Kalish <bkal...@forbeslibrary.org>: > I agree that this would be useful. > > Benjamin Kalish > Forbes Library / 413-587-1012 / bkal...@forbeslibrary.org > > Currently reading: *All the Light We Cannot See* by Anthony Doerr > Just Finished: *Sorcery & Cecelia: or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot *by Patricia > C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer > > For information about accessibility at the library, please see: > http://forbeslibrary.org/accessibility/ > > On Fri, Oct 7, 2016 at 8:39 PM, Holly Brennan <haderh...@ci.homer.ak.us> > wrote: > >> A staff member needs to put a lot of DVDs on hold to assess the physical >> condition, but is in no rush. We don’t want to prevent patrons from >> renewing items they have just because of our staff hold. >> >> >> >> In other words, we’re looking for something that’s the opposite of the >> force/recall hold types. A “timid” hold….a pushover that’s okay with being >> sent to the back of the line until absolutely no one else cares about the >> item. It would speak up only after the item is checked in and moves to >> Available status. >> >> >> >> Anyone else feel this would be a useful addition? Or maybe there’s a way >> to make this process work with the existing ILS functions? Thanks! >> >> >> >> -Holly >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> Holly Brennan >> >> Technology Specialist >> >> Homer Public Library >> >> Homer, Alaska >> >> >> >> hbren...@cityofhomer-ak.gov >> >> 907-435-3154 (direct) >> >> 907-235-3180 (main desk) >> >> >> > >