[minervacirc] FW: [MinervaCats] Bib level holds on split up Downton Abbey

Cyndi Burne cyndi at topshamlibrary.org
Wed Feb 27 16:31:20 EST 2013


Hello All,

 

I meant to post this response to both the catalog and circulation list
serves last Friday but failed.  

 

Cyndi Burne

Assistant Director

Topsham Public Library

25 Foreside Road

Topsham ME, 04086

207 725-1727

cyndi at topshamlibrary.org

 

From: Cyndi Burne [mailto:cyndi at topshamlibrary.org] 
Sent: Friday, February 22, 2013 9:35 AM
To: 'Ulla Messerschmidt'; 'Ellen Conway'
Cc: 'minervacats at lists.maine.gov'
Subject: RE: [MinervaCats] Bib level holds on split up Downton Abbey

 

If I might chime in as head of the circulations standards committee.

 

I would like to suggest that the cataloging staff at the libraries with the
bib level hold issues discuss this situation with the head of their
circulation staff.  One of the "golden rules" of circulation is to always
place a bib level hold to allow the ILL system to "flow" smoothly.  Placing
item level holds on bib records with volume fields-- while necessary, goes
against the grain.  The argument that all holds should by placed in the OPAC
is also valid, but we all know we can only suggest best practices.

 

Until a better solution presents itself I suggest the catalog and
circulation staff work together to ensure our patrons receive the best
service possible.

 

Thank you

 

 

Cyndi Burne

Assistant Director

Topsham Public Library

25 Foreside Road

Topsham ME, 04086

207 725-1727

cyndi at topshamlibrary.org

 

From: minervacats-bounces at informe.org
[mailto:minervacats-bounces at informe.org] On Behalf Of Ulla Messerschmidt
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2013 4:20 PM
To: Ellen Conway
Cc: minervacats at lists.maine.gov
Subject: Re: [MinervaCats] Bib level holds on split up Downton Abbey

 

It can only happen when staff places the holds in MilCirc, without paying
attention to the call# field :-(

Ulla

On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 4:10 PM, Ellen Conway <econway54 at gmail.com> wrote:

thanks, Ulla!

 

I wonder why this keeps happening, even when the item records include volume
fields. ???

 

On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 4:01 PM, Ulla Messerschmidt
<umesserschmidt at thomas.lib.me.us> wrote:

All three seasons of Downton Abbey are split up and have bib level holds,
which need to be moved to item level holds.

Season one:
apl, bfl, cfl, opl, otp, pfl, ric, spb, wpl

Season two:
apl, bfl, cfl, fml, gpl, otp, sca, ski, spp, swh, wpl

Season three 
apl, bfl, bml, cfl, fml, gar, lpl, ric, sca, ski, spp

Ulla
TML

On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 3:42 PM, Ellen Conway <econway54 at gmail.com> wrote:

I've just cataloged a copy of Game of Thrones season 2, and noticed that
each of the libraries above has a patron with a bib level hold for this item
although each item record has a volume field.  You should change your
patrons' holds to item level ensure that they get the entire set, just in
case another library attached to the bib and does split it up.


 

-- 
Ellen M. Conway 
Maine InfoNet Cataloging Specialist

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-- 
Ellen M. Conway 
Maine InfoNet Cataloging Specialist




-- 

Ulla Messerschmidt

Technical Services Librarian

Thomas Memorial Library

6 Scott Dyer Road

Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107

(207) 767-2273 ext, 290

 <mailto:umesserschmidt at thomas.lib.me.us> umesserschmidt at thomas.lib.me.us

 <http://www.thomasmemoriallibrary.org> http://www.thomasmemoriallibrary.org

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