[OPEN-ILS-DEV] Question about locations
Frances Dean McNamara
fdmcnama at uchicago.edu
Thu Jul 10 13:13:59 EDT 2008
I thought I had posted the below question but I think it bounced, so here it is again:
We have loaded 3.8 million bibs in our test installation and I have asked our catalogers to take a look. (We plan to load the rest of our bibs over the weekend).
I have questions about how to use the org units in the item attributes. I added a volume and an item, I gave it Owning location UC, Circ location JRL and shelving location Regenstein Bookstacks, which has JRL as its owning location in the copy_location table. I am logged on with my workstation set as UC. The items displays in the opac view with JRL location, and in the details it shows Regenstein Bookstacks. However, when I am in cataloging and call up the bib again, then choose Holdings Maintenance, I get a line that says UC has 1 vol and 1 copy but I cannot get at that item to edit the attributes. Am I doing something wrong?
Do the shelving locations have to have UC as the owning location?
If I make JRL Owning location, then staff in the Law library, DLL cannot see those items. That may be what is needed in a consortium, but our staff want to see all the items owned by the university library whether they are circulating out of the law library or the main library. I had a discussion on this list in the past and was advised to have a 2 level set of org units, then use the shelving locations for what are collections in our current system.
University of Chicago
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