There is an old bug on the issue where electronic records weren't
displaying on the search results page.
This bug was addressed with the code that reroutes metarecord searches
through the standard search code -
https://bugs.launchpad.net/evergreen/+bug/1629108 and is available in 2.12.
I think we want to continue to include electronic resources in the
metarecord group, particularly now that 2.12 has a feature that uses
these groups to provide links to other formats and editions in the bib
record. Although they are not valid for holds, they are valid formats
that users may want to see in the list of available formats and editions.
I think https://bugs.launchpad.net/evergreen/+bug/1461654 may also be
related to your question. Basically, we don't want to see the MR hold in
the list of holds on records that are not elibible to fill the hold.
On 04/05/2017 12:45 PM, Josh Stompro wrote:
Hello, we just started adding marc records for our overdrive and
EbooksMN (biblioboard) collections and now I’m noticing that meta
holds will apply to these records. I’m wondering if there is some way
to exclude titles that cannot have copies (set in the bib source) from
being included in a meta record grouping. I thought that the main
reason to use metarecords was to take advantage of meta holds, so it
would seem to make sense to not include titles that cannot have copies.
Here is an example of what I’m seeing. When I do a search for
“Fantastic Beasts and where to find them” and group formats and
editions, out catalog groups 4 titles together, two books and two
The display shows (2) copies, but also shows the icons for the
electronic copies. But if you click on the metarecord, only the two
physical copy records are shown. So it basically hides the electronic
records from view/use.
If I place a meta hold on that metarecord, and leave the format
unselected, one of the electronic copies has been chosen as the master
record, so the hold looks like it is on one of the electronic records,
and the electronic record title is shown to the customer in the holds
I tried to find a discussion about this, or any related bugs but I
didn’t have any luck.
Any tips on how I can adjust this behavior would be appreciated.
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