Hi Jason,
   This is very helpful. Our Circ Policies tend to have Copy Circ Library and 
Copy Owning Library unset. The Org Unit tends to be the library system. Within 
systems, the circulation polices of the checkout library and not the Owning 
Library are applied. Given this, can we assume that Circulation Limit sets 
configured for a local library building would only be in effect for checkouts 
conducted at that local library (regardless of who owns the item)?

Thank you,

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Sent: Thursday, December 22, 2016 1:45 PM
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Subject: Re: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Circulation Limit Sets


The answer to your question mostly comes down to what circulation matchpoints 
apply to the circulation and what limit sets apply to those matchpoints. (It 
can be, and likely is, more complicated, but let us forget that for a moment.)

If the matchpoint comes from the library doing the circulating, then that's the 
limit that applies. So, in your first example, library X sends DVDs to library 
Y, then library Y's limit applies. In your second example, if library Y sends 
DVDs to library X, then library X's limits apply.

If your matchpoints are based around the library that owns the item, and not 
the library where the circulation happens, then the limit sets of the library 
that owns the item will normally apply.

You can set the limit sets up so that they fall into groups, and different 
things can count as the same thing. For instance, you can group CDs and DVDs 
together, or VHS and Cassettes, and so on. You can also limit people to 5 DVDs, 
and only 1 DVD with a certain circ modifier, and that 1 DVD counts against the 
two limits.

I'll stop there with the simplified answer. I'm not sure that I could explain 
it all very well in an email.

On 12/22/2016 12:43 PM, scott.tho...@sparkpa.org wrote:
> I have a question about Circulation Limit Sets. I know the policy is 
> applied to the Owning Library, but I was wondering how it would work 
> in a resource sharing situation. Say Library X has a Circulation Limit 
> of 5 DVDs and Library Y has no circulation limits at all. A patron at 
> Library Y places a hold on seven DVDs that are fulfilled by Library X 
> and sent to Library Y for pickup. Is the patron at Library Y prevented 
> from checking out DVD's 6 and 7 or are Library X's limits not in force 
> at Library Y even though Library X owns the items? Conversely, if a 
> patron at Library X tries to check out twelve of Library Y's DVDs, 
> will they be able to? Let's assume, for the sake of simplicity, that 
> the Circulation Library and the Owning Library are the same in all of these 
> items.
> Thank you in advance for helping me with this.
> Scott
> Scott Thomas
> Executive Director
> (717) 873-9461
> scott.tho...@sparkpa.org
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