Evergreen should be able to accommodate your needs. You will want to
consult the Batch Importing MARC records portion of the Evergreen
In particular, take a look at the section of Default Values for Item
Import. It tells you how to configure dummy barcodes and call numbers,
as well as default copy location and circulation modifiers for the items
that are imported via a non-acquisitions batch import.
We have a few libraries that are importing their on-order records/items
using these settings.
I hope this helps!
On 05/16/2017 12:01 PM, Daniel Solove wrote:
We're migrating to Evergreen this coming October. The following is
from the Evergreen 2.11 manual:
"If your library simply wants to add on-order copies to the catalog so
that patrons can view and place holds on titles that have not yet
arrived, acquisitions may be more than you need. Adding those on-order
records via cataloging is a simpler option that works well for this
This is what we currently do with our Baker & Taylor 360 MARC profile
to import order records into our current ILS using a 949 tag and
specific rules in the subfields. Our current system allows an item to
be created without a barcode. I have been told that our 949 tag
would need a sequential dummy barcode for Evergreen. B&T can provide
me sequential barcodes if I order them from their cataloging services
at a cost, which is OK is that’s what is needed.
We prefer not to use the acquisitions module as it is indeed more than
we need for our situation. We keep track of the materials budget
separately and have no need to receive each ordered item as they
arrive. We also don't use B&T grids or EDI services for they are also
more than we need.
Any help or advice is appreciated.
Daniel Solove Head of Acquisitions, Library Systems, & Technology
Bethlehem Area Public Library*11 W. Church St. Bethlehem, PA 18018
610-867-3761, x216 <tel:%28610%29%20867-3761> Fax – 610-867-2767
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