Thank you! This was the last only system I could think of for handling it. So glad to hear it is working for someone.
Diane On Fri, Sep 21, 2018, 1:14 PM Cheryl Middleton < cheryl.middle...@buncombecounty.org> wrote: > In our system we float our audiobook collection and when my branch gets > too many on the shelves I have a staff level library card that I check the > items out to. That way they are no longer showing available and aren't > targeted for holds. When they are assigned a new location, they only have > to be checked in to get back in circulation at the new branch. You could > name the card anything that describes it's function -- mine is "Sending > Home From Oakley" > > > > Cheryl Middleton, Branch Manager/System Trainer > South Asheville/Oakley Branch Library > Buncombe County Public Libraries > 749 Fairview Road > Asheville, NC 28803 > 828-250-4754 > cheryl.middle...@buncombecounty.org > > *Email correspondence to and from this address is subject to the* > > *North Carolina Public Records Law and may be disclosed to third parties* > > > ------------------------------ > *From:* Open-ils-general < > open-ils-general-boun...@list.georgialibraries.org> on behalf of > open-ils-general-requ...@list.georgialibraries.org < > open-ils-general-requ...@list.georgialibraries.org> > *Sent:* Friday, September 21, 2018 12:00 PM > *To:* email@example.com > *Subject:* Open-ils-general Digest, Vol 147, Issue 17 > > Send Open-ils-general mailing list submissions to > firstname.lastname@example.org > > To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit > http://libmail.georgialibraries.org/mailman/listinfo/open-ils-general > or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to > open-ils-general-requ...@list.georgialibraries.org > > You can reach the person managing the list at > open-ils-general-ow...@list.georgialibraries.org > > When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific > than "Re: Contents of Open-ils-general digest..." > > > Today's Topics: > > 1. Re: floating collections (Josh Stompro) > > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > > Message: 1 > Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:11:08 +0000 > From: Josh Stompro <stomp...@exchange.larl.org> > To: Evergreen Discussion Group > <email@example.com> > Cc: Ruth Lord <rl...@scenicregional.org> > Subject: Re: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] floating collections > Message-ID: > < > cy1pr07mb2347c773c8cdb2d00a7bc6958a...@cy1pr07mb2347.namprd07.prod.outlook.com > > > > Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8" > > Hello Ruth, we have used floating for 90% of our materials for 5+ years > now and I don’t think we would ever go back. > > We have delivery tubs that we label with “Collection Management”. If a > branch staff member finds that they have too many items in a category, or > that they have duplicates, they just place the items in the collection > management tub. It gets sent to our Regional Office where someone goes > through it and weeds or reassigns the copy to a different branch. We have > lots of small branches, and a few larger branches. We usually have lots of > extra space at our larger branches, and our smaller branches have less > shelf space so they need to send things in more often. > > The items do indeed just sit in the box showing that they are available at > the original branch. Sometimes holds target them and the branch staff just > mark them missing. When they get processed and sent to a new branch they > get found again. > > I do wish that Evergreen had a “Send To” feature for items. For just > moving items around, but allowing the system to keep track of the movement. > Maybe something like a new hold type of “Send to” where the hold gets > canceled when the item arrives. > https://bugs.launchpad.net/evergreen/+bug/1743007 > > I can give you the contact info for the staff member that directly handles > the process if you would like to ask them more questions. > > Doug Kyle at Grand Rapids Public Library Michigan created a feature called > smart float, that automates the process of seeing if there are too many > items or duplicate items when floating. I think they have been using it > since early 2014. There is an open wishlist bug about it at > https://bugs.launchpad.net/evergreen/+bug/1305964. > > Josh Stompro - LARL IT Director > > From: Open-ils-general [mailto: > open-ils-general-boun...@list.georgialibraries.org] On Behalf Of Diane > Disbro > Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 3:16 PM > To: Evergreen Discussion Group <firstname.lastname@example.org > > > Cc: Ruth Lord <rl...@scenicregional.org> > Subject: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] floating collections > > Good afternoon - > > Our library district is going to begin floating its collection. Can > someone who already floats tell me the procedure you follow for moving > materials from one branch to another when one branch gets too full? We > could just put 100 items in a box and send it to the other branch but there > will be a couple of days when the catalog shows the items as available in > the original branch when they aren't. > > Also, how do your branches communicate about items needed and items that > need to be gotten rid of? > > Thank you. > Diane Disbro > Branch Manager/Circulation Coordinator > Union Branch > Scenic Regional Library > 308 Hawthorne Drive > Union, MO 63084 > (636) 583-3224 > ddis...@scenicregional.org<mailto:ddis...@scenicregional.org> > -------------- next part -------------- > An HTML attachment was scrubbed... > URL: < > http://libmail.georgialibraries.org/pipermail/open-ils-general/attachments/20180920/48378d70/attachment-0001.html > > > > End of Open-ils-general Digest, Vol 147, Issue 17 > ************************************************* >