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2 <chapter xmlns="" xmlns:xi=""
3             xmlns:xl="" version="5.0" xml:id="circulation">
4         <info>
5         <title>Circulation</title>
6                 <abstract>
7                         <para>This chapter presents explains the circulation procedures carried out from the staff client.</para>
8                 </abstract>
9         </info>    
10         <section xml:id="patronrecords">
11                 <title>Patron Records</title>
12                 <section xml:id="searchingpatrons">
13                 <title>Searching Patrons</title>
15                         <itemizedlist>
16                                 <listitem>Search one field or combine.</listitem>
17                                 <listitem>Truncate search terms for more search results.</listitem>
18                                 <listitem>Include inactive patrons checkbox.</listitem>
19                                 <listitem>Limit results to patrons in dropdown.</listitem>
20                         </itemizedlist>
22                 </section>
23                 <section xml:id="Registeringpatrons">
24                 <title>Registering New Patrons</title>
26                         <itemizedlist>
27                                 <listitem>Mandatory fields = Red.</listitem>
28                                 <listitem>Save and clone user button: the contact info is copied into the next record. Records created using this method
29                                 are automatically grouped together with the original record and share the same address, which can only be edited in the original record.</listitem>
30                                 <listitem>Staff accounts can be added here just like patron accounts.</listitem>
31                         </itemizedlist>
32                 </section>
33                 <section xml:id="CloneUser">
34                         <title>Clone User from Existing Group Member</title>
35                         <procedure>
36                                 <title>Create a new patron record – and patron group member – by cloning an existing patron record:</title>
37                                 <step><para>Open patron record, click <guibutton>Other</guibutton>.</para></step>
38                                 <step><para>Select Group.</para></step>
39                                 <step><para>Highlight a group member to clone and <emphasis>right click</emphasis>.</para></step>
40                                 <step><para>Select <guimenuitem>Register a New Group Member by Cloning Selected Patrons</guimenuitem>.</para></step>
41                                 <step><para>A Register Patron Clone for Group tab will open displaying the Evergreen User Editor.</para></step>
42                                 <step><para>Enter required patron information.</para></step>
43                                 <step><para>Click <guibutton>Save User</guibutton>.</para></step>
44                                 <step><para>After saving the clone record, the User Editor reverts to another clone template; create additional family/group member records.</para></step>
45                                 <step><para>Close the <emphasis>Register Patron Clone for Group</emphasis> tab.</para></step>
46                         </procedure>
47                 </section>
48                 <section xml:id="Updatingpatroninformation">
49                 <title>Updating patron information</title>
50                         <procedure>
51                                 <step><para>Retrieve the patron record</para></step>
52                                 <step><para>Edit</para></step>
53                                 <step><para>Finish then click <guibutton>Save User</guibutton>.</para></step>
54                                 <step><para>Confirmation message, <emphasis>User updating is successful</emphasis></para></step>
55                         </procedure>
56                 </section>
57                 <section xml:id="renewinglibrarycards">
58                         <title>Extend Account Expiration Date</title>
59                         <para>All patron accounts are set to <emphasis>expire</emphasis> in one year – this allows staff to verify patron contact information annually and update any out-of-date 
60                         information.</para>
61                         <note><para>There is no warning that the account will soon expire. </para></note>
62                         <para>Loans are NOT shortened if due date is after the account expiration date.</para>
63                         <para>NO loans are possible until the account expiration date is extended.</para>                                               
64                         <procedure>
65                                 <step><para>Access patron account, open Edit function tab.</para></step>
66                                 <step><para>Click <guimenuitem>4. Groups and Permissions</guimenuitem> </para></step>
67                                 <step><para>At Account Expiration Date, highlight the year and type the new year</para></step>
68                                 <step><para>Click <guimenuitem>7. Finish</guimenuitem>, click <guibutton>Save User</guibutton></para></step>
69                         </procedure>
70                 </section>
71                 <section xml:id="lostlibrarycards">
72                         <title>Lost Library Cards</title>
73                         <procedure>
74                                 <step><para>Retrieve the patron record.</para></step>
75                                 <step><para>Click <guibutton>Mark Lost</guibutton> button.</para></step>
76                                 <step><para><menuchoice><guimenu>Finish</guimenu><guimenuitem>Save User</guimenuitem></menuchoice>.</para></step>
78                         </procedure>    
79                         <caution>
80                                 <para>A lost card cannot be reinstated (A warning message will display; use the new card to retrieve the user’s 
81                                 record)</para>
82                         </caution>                      
83                 </section>
84                 <section xml:id="Resettingpatronpassword">
85                 <title>Resetting a Patron's Password</title>
86                         <procedure>
87                                 <step><para>Retrieve the record.</para></step>
88                                 <step><para>Click <guibutton>Reset</guibutton> Button next to <guilabel>password</guilabel> field</para></step>
89                         </procedure>    
90                         <note>
91                                 <para>The existing password is not displayed in patron records for security reasons.</para>
92                         </note>                 
93                 </section>
94                 <section xml:id="barringapatron">
95                 <title>Barring a Patron</title>
96                         <procedure>
97                                 <step>Select <guimenuitem>4: Groups and Permissions</guimenuitem>. Select the <guilabel>Barred</guilabel> checkbox.</step>
98                                 <step>The Alert Message is required.</step>
99                                 <step>Click <menuchoice><guimenu>Finish</guimenu><guimenuitem>Save User</guimenuitem></menuchoice>.</step>
100                         </procedure>    
101                         <note>Barring a patron from one library bars that patron from all consortium member libraries.</note>
102                         <para>To unbar a patron, uncheck the <guilabel>Barred</guilabel> checkbox and remove the alert message.</para>  
103                         <para>Barred: Stops patrons from using their library cards; alerts the staff that the patron is banned/barred from the 
104                         library. The "check-out" functionality is disabled for barred patrons (NO option to override – the checkout window is unusable 
105                         and the bar must be removed from the account before the patron is able to checkout items).  These patrons may still log in to 
106                         the OPAC to view their accounts.</para>
107                         <para>Blocked: Often, these are system-generated blocks on patron accounts.  Some examples:
108                         <itemizedlist>
109                                 <listitem>Patron exceeds fine threshold</listitem>
110                                 <listitem>Patron exceeds max checked out item threshold.</listitem>
111                         </itemizedlist> 
112                         </para>
113                         <para>A notice appears when a staff person tries to checkout an item to blocked patrons, but staff may be given permissions 
114                         to override blocks.</para>
115                 </section>
116                 <section xml:id="patronalerts">
117                         <title>Patron Alerts</title>
118                         <para>There are two types of Patron Alerts:
119                                 <itemizedlist>
120                                         <listitem>System-generated alerts: once the cause is resolved (e.g. patron's account has been renewed), the message 
121                                         will disappear automatically. 
122                                         <itemizedlist>
123                                                 <listitem>View from <guimenuitem>Messages</guimenuitem> or <menuchoice><guimenu>Other</guimenu><guimenuitem>Display Alerts and 
124                                                 Messages</guimenuitem></menuchoice></listitem>
125                                         </itemizedlist>
126                                         </listitem>
127                                         <listitem>
128                                                 <para>Staff-generated alerts: must be removed manually. – Yellow background in summary</para>
129                                                 <procedure><title>To insert:</title>
130                                                         <step><para><menuchoice><guimenu>Edit</guimenu> <guimenuitem>Groups and Permissions</guimenuitem></menuchoice></para></step> 
131                                                         <step><para>Alert Message field.</para></step> 
132                                                         <step><para>Finish and <guibutton>Save User</guibutton>.</para></step> 
133                                                 </procedure>
134                                                 <procedure><title>To remove:</title> 
135                                                         <step><para>Click <guibutton>Clear</guibutton> button under the Alert Message box.</para></step> 
136                                                         <step><para>Save the record.</para></step>      
137                                                 </procedure>
138                                         </listitem>
139                                 </itemizedlist> 
140                         </para>
141                         <para>A notice appears when a staff person tries to checkout an item to blocked patrons, but staff may be given permissions 
142                         to override blocks.</para>
143                 </section>
144                 <section xml:id="patronnotes">
145                         <title>Patron Notes</title>
146                         <para>See Notes message appears</para>
147                         <para>Notes are strictly communicative and may made visible to the patron, via their account on the OPAC.</para>
148                         <procedure>
149                                 <title>To insert/remove a note:</title>
150                                 <step><para>Open a patron record, click <guibutton>Other</guibutton></para></step>
151                                 <step><para>Select <guimenuitem>Notes</guimenuitem>.</para></step>
152                                 <step><para>Click Add New Note.</para></step>
153                                 <step><para>Select if notes will be visible for staff only, or visible to the patron when logged into My Account in the OPAC.</para></step>
154                                 <step><para>Add note Title and content.</para></step>
155                                 <step><para>Click <guibutton>Add Note</guibutton></para></step>
156                                 <step><para>Click <guibutton>OK</guibutton></para></step>
157                                 <step><para>To delete a note, go to <menuchoice><guimenu>Other</guimenu> <guimenuitem>Notes</guimenuitem></menuchoice> and use the 
158                                 <guibutton>Delete This Note</guibutton> button under each note.</para></step>
159                         </procedure>    
160                 </section>
161                 <section xml:id="mergingpatronrecords">
162                 <title>Merging Patron Records</title>
163                         <procedure><title>From the Patron Search screen:</title>
164                                 <step><para>Search by the terms shared by the two records</para></step>
165                                 <step><para>Select the two records to merge by pressing down the <keycap>CTRL</keycap> key and clicking each record. </para></step>
166                                 <step><para>Click <guibutton>Merge Patrons</guibutton>.</para></step>
167                                 <step><para>Select the record you want to keep by checking the radio button Lead Record above the appropriate record. 
168                                 </para></step>
169                                 <step><para>Click the <guibutton>Merge Patrons</guibutton> button.</para></step>
170                                 <note><para>Once two records have been merged, the notes, bills, holds and outstanding items under the non-lead record 
171                                 are brought to the lead record. Staff-inserted alert messages are not transferred.</para></note>
172                         </procedure>
173                         <procedure><title>From the Patron Group screen:</title>
174                                 <step><para>Retrieve one of the two patron records you want to merge. Go to <menuchoice><guimenu>Other</guimenu> <guimenuitem>Group</guimenuitem></menuchoice>.</para></step>
175                                 <step><para>The patron record is displayed as a group member. Click Choose <menuchoice><guimenu>Action</guimenu> <guimenuitem>Move another patron to this 
176                                 patron group</guimenuitem></menuchoice>.</para></step>
177                                 <step><para>At the prompt, scan or type the patron's barcode. Click <guibutton>OK</guibutton>.</para></step>
178                                 <step><para>Confirm the move by clicking the <guibutton>Move</guibutton> button on top of the screen. Click <guibutton>OK</guibutton> on the confirmation pop-up window. 
179                                 </para></step>
180                                 <step><para>Both records are displayed as group members. Select both records by pressing the <keycap>CTRL</keycap> key and clicking each 
181                                 record. Click Choose an Action->Merge Selected Patrons.</para></step>
182                                 <step><para>The merging records window pops up. Choose the lead record and continue to merge records as described in 
183                                 Step 4.</para></step>
184                                 <note><para>The merged record will still show under group members. Both members point to the same patron 
185                                 record.</para></note>
186                         </procedure>
187                 </section>
188         </section>
189         <section xml:id="circulatingitems">
190                 <title>Circulating Items</title>
191                 <para>Regular circulation: circulation of items in the regular collection.</para>               
192                 <para>Pre-cataloged circulation: circulation of items that have a barcode but have not yet been cataloged. These items 
193                 may be checked out and then sent to cataloging when returned.</para>
194                 <para>Non-cataloged circulation: circulation of items that are not in the catalog and do not have a barcode.</para> 
195                 <section xml:id="checkout">
196                         <title>Check Out (<keycap>F1</keycap>)</title>
197                         <procedure><title>Regular Items:</title>
198                                 <step><para>Click <guibutton>Check Out</guibutton> button or hit <keycap>F1</keycap> to access <emphasis>Retrieve Patron by Barcode</emphasis></para></step>
199                                 <step><para>Scan the patron barcode</para></step>
200                                 <step><para>Patron Account opens to the Check Out function tab</para></step>                    
201                                 <step><para>Scan or enter the item barcode.  Click <guibutton>Submit</guibutton> or hit <keycap>Enter</keycap> (for manual entries).</para></step>
202                                 <step><para>Continue to scan barcodes until all items are charged.</para></step>
203                                 <step><para>When finished, click <guibutton>Done</guibutton> to generate a receipt or to exit patron record, if not printing slip receipts.  
204                                 </para></step>
205                         </procedure>
206                 </section>
207                 <section xml:id="Precatalogeditems">
208                         <title>Pre-cataloged Items</title>
209                         <para>Pre-cat items are those items that have yet to be added to the database or that have barcode labels, but are not attached to an existing bibliographic record.</para>
210                         <caution><para>ONLY use Pre-Cat Checkout as a last resort, such as when a patron brings the item to the desk from the shelf and MUST have it that day. Otherwise, 
211                         ask the patron to wait until you can have the item correctly processed.</para></caution>                                        
212                         <procedure>
213                                 <title>From the Check Out screen:</title>
214                                 <step><para>Scan the item barcode.</para></step>
215                                 <step><para>An alert will appear stating: <emphasis>Mis-scan or non-cataloged item</emphasis>.</para></step>
216                                 <step><para>To continue with check out, click <guibutton>Pre-cataloged</guibutton>.</para></step>
217                                 <step><para>Enter title and author information and click <guibutton>Checkout</guibutton>.</para></step>
218                                 <step><para>Item is added to the list of Check Outs</para></step>   
219                         </procedure>
220                         <procedure><title>Checking In Pre-cataloged Items</title>
221                                 <step><para>Scan the item barcode.</para></step>
222                                 <step><para>An alert will appear stating: "This item needs to be routed to Cataloging"</para></step>
223                                 <step><para>Click <guibutton>OK</guibutton>.</para></step>
224                                 <step><para>The item is added to the list of Check Ins, marked with: <emphasis>[barcode number] needs to be cataloged, Route To location = Cataloging and 
225                                 Status = Cataloging</emphasis></para></step>
226                                 <note><para>The item MUST be routed to your holdings maintenance staff to be added to the database before further 
227                                 check outs.</para></note>                               
228                         </procedure>
229                 </section>
230                 <section xml:id="noncatalogeditems">
231                         <title>Non-cataloged Items</title>
232                         <para>Non-cataloged items may be more familiar as <emphasis>Ephemeral</emphasis> items – they are those items that libraries do not wish to catalog, 
233                         but do wish to track for circulation statistics.</para>                                         
234                         <para>Items are checked out with a due date but when the due date expires, the items disappear from the 
235                         patron's record.</para>
236                         <para>No fines accrue.</para>
237                         <para>Circulation statistics are collected.</para>
238                         <procedure><title>From the Check Out screen:</title>
239                                 <step><para>Click <guibutton>Check Out</guibutton> button or hit <keycap>F1</keycap> to access <emphasis>Retrieve Patron by Barcode</emphasis>.</para></step>
240                                 <step><para>Scan patron barcode.</para></step>
241                                 <step><para>The Patron Account opens to Check Out function tab.</para></step>
242                                 <step><para>Click on Barcode to open the non-cataloged items selection list.</para></step>
243                                 <step><para>Click the type of item, such as Paperback Book; the box for the barcode will become grayed out and labeled 
244                                 <emphasis>Non-cataloged</emphasis>.</para></step>
245                                 <step><para>Click <guibutton>Submit</guibutton>.</para></step>
246                                 <step><para>In the pop-up, enter the number of items being checked out.</para></step>
247                                 <step><para>Click <guibutton>OK</guibutton>.</para></step>
248                                 <step><para>The items are added to the Check Out list with a normal due date.</para></step>
249                         </procedure>
250                         <para>Non-cataloged items do not appear in the list of items out unless you select that option.</para>
251                 <para>Click OK.</para>
252                 </section>
253                 <section xml:id="duedates">
254                         <title>Due Dates</title>
255                         <para>Circulation periods are pre-set. When items are checked out, due dates are automatically calculated and 
256                         inserted into circulation records if the Due Date is set Normal on the Check Out screen.  Different due dates 
257                         may be set to override this circulation period.</para>
258                         <para>This process will allow staff to set a non-standard loan period prior to scanning the item in Check Out.</para>
259                         <procedure>
260                                 <step><para>Click <guibutton>Check Out</guibutton> button or hit <keycap>F1</keycap> to Retrieve Patron.</para></step> 
261                                 <step><para>Scan the patron barcode.</para></step>
262                                 <step><para>Scan the item barcode</para></step>
263                                 <step><para>In the box labeled <guimenu>Normal</guimenu>, select a pre-set loan period from the list; OR
264                                 Highlight <guimenu>Normal</guimenu> and type a specific date in YYYY-MM-DD format</para></step> 
265                                 <step><para>The item is checked out with the special due date.</para></step> 
266                                 <step><para>The special due date applies to all subsequent items until it is changed or the patron record is exited.</para></step>
267                         </procedure>
268                 </section>
269                 <section xml:id="checkin">
270                         <title>Check In (F2)</title>
271                         <procedure><title>Regular check in:</title>
272                                 <step><para>Click <guibutton>Check In</guibutton> button or hit <keycap>F2</keycap> to open Item Check In tab.</para></step>
273                                 <step><para>Scan item barcode.</para></step>
274                                 <step><para>Continue to scan barcodes until all items are discharged.</para></step>
275                                 <step><para>Close tab when done.</para></step>
276                         </procedure>
277                 </section>
278                 <section xml:id="backdatedcheckin">
279                         <title>Backdated Check In</title>
280                         <para>Used for checking items in from bookdrops or for unexpected closings.</para>
281                         <procedure>
282                                 <step><para>Click the <guibutton>Check In</guibutton> button or hit <keycap>F2</keycap>.</para></step> 
283                                 <step><para>Enter backdated date in the Effective Date field (YYYY-MM-DD format).</para></step> 
284                                 <step><para>Click outside of the Effective Date field: the top green bar changes to red.  The new effective 
285                                 date displays at the top of the window.</para></step>
286                                 <step><para>Scan items.</para></step>  
287                                 <step><para>When finishing backdated check-in, change the Effective Date back to the current 
288                                 date or close tab.</para></step> 
289                         </procedure>
290                 </section>
291                 <section xml:id="Renewaleditingduedate">
292                         <title>Renewal and Editing Item's Due Date</title>
293                         <para>Checked-out items can be renewed according to library policy. The new due date is calculated from the renewal 
294                         date. Existing loans may be extended to a specific date by editing the due date.</para>
295                         <procedure>
296                                 <title>Renewal</title>
297                                 <step><para>Retrieve the patron record.</para></step> 
298                                 <step><para>Items Out screen.</para></step> 
299                                 <step><para>Select item(s) to renew. </para></step>
300                                 <step><para>Select <menuchoice><guimenu>Actions for Selected Items</guimenu> <guimenuitem>Renew</guimenuitem></menuchoice>.</para></step> 
301                                 <step><para>To renew all items in the account, click <guibutton>Renew All</guibutton>.</para></step> 
302                                 <step><para>To view the new due date, click <guimenuitem>Refresh</guimenuitem>.</para></step> 
303                         </procedure>
304                         <para>Renewal may also be done from the Items Status screen. See  <xref linkend="itemstatus"/>.</para>
305                         <procedure>
306                                 <title>Editing the Due Date</title>
307                                 <step><para>From the patron record, open Items Out tab</para></step> 
308                                 <step><para>Highlight the item, <emphasis>right click</emphasis>, and select <guimenuitem>Edit Due Date</guimenuitem></para></step>
309                                 <step><para>To update multiple items highlight the first item, press and hold <keycap>Ctrl</keycap>, highlight additional items</para></step> 
310                                 <step><para>In the pop-up, enter the new due date.</para></step> 
311                                 <step><para>Click <guibutton>OK</guibutton>.</para></step> 
312                                 <step><para>Click <guibutton>Refresh</guibutton> to update the list.</para></step> 
313                         </procedure>
314                         <tip><para>Select multiple items by pressing down the <keycap>CTRL</keycap> key and clicking each item to edit.</para></tip>
315                         <note><para>Editing the due date does not affect renewal count.</para></note>
316                 </section>
317                 <section xml:id="lostclaimedreturned">
318                         <title>Marking Items “Lost” and “Claimed Returned”</title>
320                         <procedure>
321                                 <title>Lost Items</title>
322                                 <step><para>Retrieve the patron record.</para></step> 
323                                 <step><para>Click <guimenuitem>Items Out</guimenuitem> tab.</para></step> 
324                                 <step><para>Select appropriate item(s).</para></step>
325                                 <step><para>Select <menuchoice><guimenu>Actions for Selected Items</guimenu> <guimenuitem>Mark Lost (by Patron)</guimenuitem></menuchoice>.</para></step> 
326                                 <step><para>Refresh to reflect changes. Lost item(s) display in the <emphasis>Lost/Claimed Returned/Long Overdue</emphasis> 
327                                 field.</para></step>    
328                         </procedure>
329                         <note><para>Marking an item lost will automatically bill the patron the replacement cost of the item, plus a 
330                         processing fee, as determined by local policy. If the cost is 0.00, a charge may be manually added to the bill. See the                                 
331                         section called <xref linkend="newgrocerybills"/> for details
332                         If the lost item is returned, the bill and payment (if bill has been paid) will not be cancelled/refunded automatically.                                        
333                         These bills must be dealt with manually, as per local policy.</para></note>
335                         <procedure>
336                                 <title><emphasis>Claimed Returned</emphasis> Items</title>
337                                 <step><para>Retrieve the patron record.</para></step> 
338                                 <step><para>Click <guibutton>Items Out</guibutton>.</para></step> 
339                                 <step><para>Select item(s).</para></step>
340                                 <step><para><emphasis>Right click</emphasis>, and select <guimenuitem>Mark Claimed Returned</guimenuitem>. To update multiple items highlight the first item, 
341                                 press and hold <keycap>Ctrl</keycap>, highlight additional items and select <guimenuitem>Mark Claimed Returned</guimenuitem>.</para></step> 
342                                 <step><para>Enter a return date (YYYY-MM-DD format) and click OK.</para></step> 
343                                 <step><para>The “Claimed Returned” item will display in the <guibutton>Lost/Claimed Returned/Long Overdue</guibutton> 
344                                 field.</para></step> 
345                         </procedure>
346                         <note>
347                         <para>If the item is overdue and the claims returned date is before the original due date, the fines disappear.</para>
348                         <para>If the item is overdue and the claims returned date is after the due date, the fines remain.</para>
349                         <para>If you do not enter the date claimed returned, the item is moved to the Claimed returned list, but the fines are not stopped.</para>
350                         <para>Items cannot be <emphasis>un-claimed returned</emphasis> except by checking in the item or marking it lost.</para>
351                         <para>There is a <guibutton>Claims Returned Count</guibutton> in the Edit tab, <guimenuitem>Groups and Permissions</guimenuitem> section; this must be manually reset.</para>
352                         <para>There are no alerts indicating claims returned items.</para>
353                         </note>
354                 </section>
355                 <section xml:id="inhouseuse">
356                         <title>In-house Use (F6)</title>
357                         <para>May be used to record in-house use for both cataloged and non-cataloged items.</para>
359                         <procedure>
360                                         <step><para>Select <menuchoice><guimenu>Circulation</guimenu> <guimenuitem>Record-In House Use</guimenuitem></menuchoice></para></step> 
361                                         <step><para>Cataloged items: Enter item barcode.  When recording more than one use of an item, edit the 
362                                         number in the # of uses box.</para></step> 
363                                         <step><para>Non-cataloged items: choose the appropriate item from the dropdown menu in the Barcode
364                                          box and Submit.</para></step>
365                         </procedure>
366                         <para>The statistics on in-house use are separated from circulation statistics. In-house use count 
367                         of cataloged items is not included in the items' total use count.</para>
368                 </section>
369                 <section xml:id="itemstatus">
370                         <title>Item Status (<keycap>F5</keycap>)</title>
371                         <para>Many functions may be performed from the Item Status screen.  This section will cover circulation-related functions:
372                         checking item status, viewing past circulations, inserting item alert messages, and marking items missing or damaged.
373                         </para>
374                         <procedure>
375                                         <title>Checking Item Status</title>
376                                         <step><para>Select <menuchoice><guimenu>Search</guimenu><guisubmenu>Search for copies by Barcode or Circulation</guisubmenu>
377                                         <guimenuitem>Show Item Status by Barcode</guimenuitem></menuchoice>.</para></step> 
378                                         <step><para>Enter item barcode.</para></step> 
379                                         <step><para>Current status of the item displays, along with selected other fields. (Use the column picker 
380                                         to choose which fields to view.)</para></step>
381                         </procedure>
382                         <note><para>If an item's status is <emphasis>Available</emphasis>, the displayed due date refers to the previous circulation's due date.</para></note>
383                         <procedure>
384                                         <title>Viewing Past Circulations</title>
385                                         <step><para>Retrieve an item (see above).</para></step> 
386                                         <step><para>Select <menuchoice><guimenu>Actions for Selected Items</guimenu><guimenuitem>Show Last Few Circulations</guimenuitem></menuchoice>.</para></step> 
387                                         <step><para>The item’s recent circulation history displays.</para></step>
388                                         <step><para>To retrieve the last patron to circulate the item, select <guimenuitem>Retrieve Last Patron</guimenuitem>.</para></step>
389                                         <step><para>Patron record will display in a new Tab.</para></step>
390                         </procedure>
391                         <para>Past circulations can also be retrieved from a patron's Items Out screen.</para>  
392                 </section>
393                 <section xml:id="markingitemsdamaged">
394                         <title>Marking items <emphasis>damaged</emphasis> or <emphasis>missing</emphasis></title>       
395                         <procedure>
396                                         <title>To mark items damaged or missing:</title>
397                                         <step><para>Retrieve the item.</para></step> 
398                                         <step><para>Select the item. </para></step> 
399                                         <step><para>Select <menuchoice><guimenu>Actions for Selected Items</guimenu> <guimenuitem>Mark Item Damaged or Mark 
400                                         Item Missing</guimenuitem></menuchoice>. </para></step>
401                         </procedure>
402                         <para>This procedure also allows items to be checked in or renewed through the <guimenuitem>Check in Items</guimenuitem> and <guimenuitem>Renew Items</guimenuitem> options on the 
403                         dropdown menu.</para>           
404                 </section>
405                 <section xml:id="itemalerts">
406                         <title>Item alerts</title>
407                         <para>The Edit Item Attributes function on Actions for Selected Items allows editing of item records, such as inserting 
408                         item alerts.</para>
409                         <procedure>
410                                         <step><para>Retrieve record.</para></step> 
411                                         <step><para>Highlight the item.</para></step> 
412                                         <step><para>Select <menuchoice><guimenu>Actions for Selected Items</guimenu> <guimenuitem>Edit Item Attributes</guimenuitem></menuchoice>.</para></step>
413                                         <step><para>The item record displays in the Copy Editor.</para></step> 
414                                         <step><para>Click Alert Message in the Miscellaneous column. </para></step> 
415                                         <step><para>Type in the message and click <guibutton>Apply</guibutton>.</para></step>
416                                         <step><para>Click <guibutton>Modify Copies</guibutton> and confirm.</para></step> 
417                         </procedure>
418                 </section>
419         </section>
420         <section xml:id="billsandpayments">
421                 <title>Bills and Payments</title>
422                 <section xml:id="circulationgrocerybills">
423                         <title>Circulation vs. Grocery Bills</title>
424                         <para>There are two types of bills in Evergreen: Circulation bills and Grocery bills. </para>
425                         <para>Circulation bills: system-generated (overdue fines, lost item cost, processing fees, etc.).</para>
426                         <para>Overdue fines are added daily once an item is overdue. </para>
427                         <para>When an item is marked as lost, bills may be automatically generated to cover the item's cost and a processing fee, according to library policy.</para>
428                         <para>Grocery bills: staff-applied to patron accounts.</para>           
429                 </section>              
430                 <section xml:id="makingpayments">
431                         <title>Making Payments</title>                  
432                         <procedure>
433                                 <title>To collect payments:</title>                             
434                                 <step><para>Retrieve the patron record.</para></step> 
435                                 <step><para>Bills</para></step> 
436                                 <step><para>When bills are paid, the money applied starts at the top of the list of checked-off bills. To pay a specific bill, uncheck the other boxes. 
437                                 (Note the presence of the Uncheck All and Check All options.)</para></step>
438                                 <step><para>Select a payment type.</para></step> 
439                                 <step><para>Enter the amount of payment in the <guilabel>Payment received</guilabel> field.</para></step> 
440                                 <step><para>Apply Payment.</para></step> 
441                                 <step><para>The patron’s bill screen and owed balance will update.</para></step>      
442                         </procedure>
443                         <note><para>Items marked with red are still checked out. It is possible for a patron to pay a bill while the item is still out and accruing fines.</para></note>
444                         <tip><para>You may choose to annotate payment and fill in resulting text box according to library policy.</para></tip>
445                 </section>
446                 <section xml:id="makingchange">
447                         <title>Making Change</title>    
448                         <para>Change will be calculated if the payment amount is over the selected bill amount. After typing in a payment amount, click into the 
449                         <guilabel>=Change</guilabel> field. The change amount will
450                         display. </para>
451                 </section>
452                 <section xml:id="voidforgive">
453                         <title>Void vs. Forgive</title> 
454                         <para>Void clears all history of the bill, while forgive retains the history.</para>
455                         <procedure>
456                                 <title>Forgiving Bills:</title>                         
457                                 <step><para>Retrieve the patron record.</para></step> 
458                                 <step><para>Choose <guimenuitem>forgive</guimenuitem> as the payment type </para></step> 
459                                 <step><para>Enter the amount to be forgiven. </para></step>
460                                 <step><para>Apply Payment.</para></step> 
461                         </procedure>
462                         <section xml:id="voidbills">
463                                 <title>Voiding Bills</title>
464                                 <para>Bills under one transaction are grouped in one bill line. Bills may be voided in part or in whole.</para>         
465                                 <procedure>
466                                         <title>To void the whole amount:</title>                        
467                                         <step><para>Click <guibutton>Void All Billings</guibutton></para></step> 
468                                         <step><para>confirm.</para></step>
469                                 </procedure>                            
470                                 <procedure>
471                                         <title>To void a partial amount:</title>
472                                         <step><para>Click <guibutton>Full Details for the transaction</guibutton>.</para></step> 
473                                         <step><para>The bill details screen displays.</para></step>
474                                         <step><para>Select the bill to void.</para></step> 
475                                         <step><para>Void Selected Billings.</para></step> 
476                                         <step><para>Confirm.</para></step> 
477                                 </procedure>            
478                         </section>
479                 </section>
480                 <section xml:id="newgrocerybills">
481                         <title>Adding New "Grocery" Bills</title>
482                         <para>A grocery bill can be added as a new bill or to an existing bill.</para>          
483                         <procedure>
484                                 <title>To add a as a new bill:</title>                  
485                                 <step><para>Retrieve the patron record. </para></step> 
486                                 <step><para>Select <guimenuitem>Bills</guimenuitem>.</para></step>
487                                 <step><para>Click <guibutton>Bill Patron</guibutton>.</para></step> 
488                                 <step><para>Choose appropriate billing type from the drop down menu. (<guimenuitem>Grocery</guimenuitem> is the only available transaction type.)</para></step>
489                                 <step><para>Enter the Amount and Note (as required).</para></step> 
490                                 <step><para>Submit this Bill and confirm.</para></step> 
491                         </procedure>                            
492                         <procedure>
493                                 <title>To add bill to an existing bill line:</title>
494                                 <step><para>Select <guimenuitem>Bills</guimenuitem>.</para></step> 
495                                 <step><para>Click <guibutton>Add Billing</guibutton> at the bottom of the correct bill line.</para></step>
496                                 <step><para>Choose appropriate billing type from the drop down menu. (<guimenuitem>Grocery</guimenuitem> is the only available transaction type.)</para></step>
497                                 <step><para>Enter the Amount and Note (as required).</para></step> 
498                                 <step><para>Submit this Bill and confirm.</para></step> 
499                                 <step><para>The Money Summary will adjust accordingly.</para></step> 
500                         </procedure>            
501                 </section>
502                 <section xml:id="billhistory">
503                         <title>Bill History</title>
504                         <para>The Bill History view includes specific details about the item as well as information about the bill and payments.</para>                 
505                         <procedure>
506                                 <title>To view a patron’s bill history:</title>                       
507                                 <step><para>From the patron record, open the Bills tab</para></step> 
508                                 <step><para>Click <guimenuitem>History</guimenuitem>.</para></step>
509                                 <step><para>The Bill History window opens.</para></step>
510                                 <step><para>Highlight a bill in the Bill History pane to view its Item Summary.</para></step> 
511                                 <step><para>For more information, select a bill and click <guibutton>Full Details</guibutton>.</para></step>
512                         </procedure>                                            
513                         <note><para>Items may be deleted from the catalog even if a charge for that item is still attached to the patron's record.  The charge will remain on the patron's account 
514                         after the deletion.</para></note>
515                 </section>
516         </section>
517         <section xml:id="Holds">
518                 <title>Holds</title>
519                 <note><para>Items may be deleted from the catalog even if a charge for that item is still attached to the patron's record.  The charge will remain on the patron's account 
520                 after the deletion.</para></note>
521                 <section xml:id="ViewingHolds">
522                         <title>Viewing Holds</title>
523                         <procedure>
524                                 <title>To view holds for a record:</title>                      
525                                 <step><para>Under Actions for this Record (<keycombo><keycap>Alt</keycap><keycap>A</keycap></keycombo>), select View Holds 
526                                 (<keycombo><keycap>Alt</keycap><keycap>S</keycap></keycombo>). You can do this from any record view. You do not have to be in 
527                                 Holdings Maintenance.</para></step> 
528                                 <step><para>The View Holds screen opens.</para></step>
529                         </procedure>                    
530                 </section>      
531                 <section xml:id="placingholds">
532                         <title>Placing Holds</title>
533                         <para>Holds may be placed by staff through the staff client or by patrons through the OPAC. This chapter explains placing holds through the client which can be placed for 
534                         from several different places.</para> 
535                 </section>
536                 <section xml:id="holdslevels">
537                         <title>Holds Levels</title>
538                         <para>Evergreen has four hold levels. Library staff may place holds at all four levels, while patrons may only place Meta-record and Title-level holds.</para> 
539                         <table xml:id="holdslevelstable">
540                         <title>Hold Levels Explained:</title>
541                         <tgroup cols="5">
542                                 <thead>
543                                         <row>
544                                                 <entry>Hold Level</entry>
545                                                 <entry>Abbreviation</entry>
546                                                 <entry><emphasis>How To</emphasis></entry>
547                                                 <entry>Used By</entry>
548                                                 <entry>Hold Links To</entry>
549                                         </row>
550                                 </thead>
551                                 <tbody>
552                                         <row>
553                                                 <entry>Meta-Record</entry>
554                                                 <entry>M</entry>
555                                                 <entry>Click <guibutton>Place Hold</guibutton> next to the title.  From the <emphasis>Holds Confirmation Screen</emphasis>, click <guimenu>Advanced 
556                                                 Hold Options</guimenu> and select <guimenuitem>other applicable formats</guimenuitem></entry>
557                                                 <entry>Patron or staff</entry>
558                                                 <entry>Group of records in different formats (book, video, audiobook, etc) with the same title.</entry>
559                                         </row>
560                                         <row>
561                                                 <entry>Title Record</entry>
562                                                 <entry>T</entry>
563                                                 <entry>Click <guibutton>Place Hold</guibutton> next to the title</entry>
564                                                 <entry>Patron or staff</entry>
565                                                 <entry>A single MARC (title) record</entry>
566                                         </row>
567                                         <row>
568                                                 <entry>Volume</entry>
569                                                 <entry>V</entry>
570                                                 <entry>Click <guibutton>Place Hold</guibutton> on any item in the holdings list (next to the call number)</entry>
571                                                 <entry>Staff</entry>
572                                                 <entry>A call-number-specific volume record</entry>
573                                         </row>
574                                         <row>
575                                                 <entry>Copy</entry>
576                                                 <entry>C</entry>
577                                                 <entry>Click <guibutton>Details</guibutton> to view the barcode.  Select <guibutton>Place Hold</guibutton> (next to the barcode)</entry>
578                                                 <entry>Staff</entry>
579                                                 <entry>An item barcode</entry>
580                                         </row>          
581                                 </tbody>
582                         </tgroup>
583                         </table>
584                         <note><para>Meta-Record holds: If you select formats as being <guimenuitem>Acceptable Alternative Formats</guimenuitem>, the patron’s hold will be filled with the first 
585                         available item.  If Books is selected, for instance, 
586                         a paperback edition could fill the hold, even when the hold is placed on the hardback record.  If there are many different records for the same item, books attached to 
587                         other records could fill the hold, so this may speed hold fulfillment. If Audiobooks is selected, the patron could also receive the audiobook if that is the first available 
588                         version of the item. If audiobooks are selected, the patron could receive a cassette or CD version if Evergreen libraries own both.</para></note>
589                         <procedure>
590                                 <title>Placing Holds from Catalog Records:</title>                      
591                                 <step><para>Retrieve the desired title record (<menuchoice><guimenu>Search </guimenu> <guimenuitem>Search the Catalog</guimenuitem></menuchoice>).</para></step> 
592                                 <step><para>Scan or type patron’s barcode into the <guilabel>Enter recipient barcode</guilabel> field. Click <guibutton>Submit</guibutton>.</para></step>
593                                 <step><para>Click on an entry to display it’s summary.</para></step> 
594                                 <step><para>Edit the <guilabel>patron hold notification</guilabel> and <guilabel>expiration date</guilabel> fields as required. (A default hold expiration date will 
595                                 display if the library has set up a <emphasis>default holds expiration period</emphasis> in its library settings.)</para></step>
596                                 <step><para>Select <guimenuitem>Advanced Options</guimenuitem> to create a meta-level hold.</para></step> 
597                                 <step><para>Place Hold and confirm.</para></step>
598                         </procedure>
599                         <note><para>Uncaptured holds will not be targeted after their expiration dates. If the Suspend this Hold checkbox is selected, the hold will be suspended and will not 
600                         be captured until reactivated.</para></note>                                    
601                         <procedure>
602                                 <title>Placing Holds from Patron Records:</title>                       
603                                 <step><para>Open the patron record.</para></step> 
604                                 <step><para>Click <guibutton>Holds</guibutton></para></step>
605                                 <step><para>Click <guibutton>Place Hold</guibutton> (top left top corner).</para></step> 
606                                 <step><para>The Advanced Search interface opens within the Holds pane.</para></step>
607                                 <step><para>Enter item search criteria and click <guibutton>Submit Search</guibutton>.</para></step> 
608                                 <step><para>Locate the desired item in the Title Results list and click <guibutton>Place hold</guibutton></para></step>
609                                 <step><para>The patron's account information will retrieve automatically.</para></step>
610                                 <step><para>Verify contact methods and pick up location.</para></step>
611                                 <step><para>Set the <guilabel>notification</guilabel> and <guilabel>expiration date</guilabel> fields as required.</para></step>
612                                 <step><para>Click <guibutton>Place Hold</guibutton> and confirm.</para></step> 
613                         </procedure>
614                         <para>Multiple holds may be placed at one time. Select <guimenuitem>Holds</guimenuitem> to return to the Holds screen. Select <guimenuitem>Refresh</guimenuitem> to 
615                         reflect newly placed holds.</para>
616                         <para>If the hold fails, a dialog box will open up indicating that the hold you are trying to place is invalid. For instance, if you try to place a hold on an audiovisual 
617                         item where your library has no holdings, or if the patron has reached the limit of holds a person can place.</para>
618                 </section>
619                 <section xml:id="managingholds">
620                         <title>Managing Holds</title>
621                         <para>Holds may be cancelled at any time by staff or patrons.</para>            
622                         <para>Before holds are captured, staff or patrons may:                  
623                                 <itemizedlist>
624                                         <listitem>Suspend or set holds as inactive for a period of time without losing the hold queue position;</listitem>
625                                         <listitem>Activate suspended holds;</listitem>
626                                         <listitem>Edit the hold notification method, pick-up location, expiration date, or activation date;</listitem>
627                                 </itemizedlist>
628                         </para>
629                         <para>Staff can edit holds from patron records or title records. Patrons may edit holds from their OPAC account.</para>
630                         <procedure>
631                                 <title>Managing Holds in Patron Records:</title>
632                                 <step><para>Retrieve the patron record.</para></step> 
633                                 <step><para>Select <guimenuitem>Holds</guimenuitem>.</para></step>
634                                 <step><para>Highlight the appropriate hold record.</para></step> 
635                                 <step><para>Select <guimenuitem>Actions for Selected Items</guimenuitem>.</para></step> 
636                                 <step><para>Manage the hold by choosing an action on the list. </para></step> 
637                         </procedure>    
638                         <note><para>Captured holds with statuses of <emphasis>On Hold Self</emphasis> or <emphasis>Ready for Pickup</emphasis> can be cancelled by staff or patrons. The status 
639                         of these items will not be change until they are <emphasis>checked in</emphasis>.</para></note>
640                         <procedure>
641                                 <title>Managing Holds in Title Records:</title>
642                                 <step><para>Retrieve and display the appropriate title record through the catalog.</para></step> 
643                                 <step><para>Choose <menuchoice><guimenu>Actions for this Reord</guimenu> <guimenuitem>View Holds</guimenuitem></menuchoice>.</para></step>
644                                 <step><para>By default, only holds with the pickup location of your library are displayed.</para></step> 
645                                 <step><para>Highlight the hold(s) to edit. </para></step> 
646                                 <step><para>Click <guimenu>Actions for Selected Holds</guimenu> and the appropriate action.</para></step> 
647                         </procedure>    
648                         <tip><para>Holds may be sorted on the View Holds screen. Click <guimenuitem>Request Date</guimenuitem> to find the position of a patron in the hold queue. Use the column 
649                         picker to display patron barcodes and names.  Columns may be saved for a login using the <guibutton>Save Columns</guibutton> button.</para></tip>       
650                 </section>              
651                 <section xml:id="TransferringHolds">
652                         <title>Transferring Holds</title>
653                         <procedure>
654                                 <title>To transfer holds from one item to another:</title>
655                                 <step><para>Open the record you need to transfer the hold from in one tab and the record you need to transfer the hold to in another tab.</para></step> 
656                                 <step><para>View the holds on the record where the hold is currently.</para></step>
657                                 <step><para>You will copy the patron barcode of the hold you need to move. Select Patron barcode in the column picker. Then <emphasis>right click</emphasis> on the 
658                                 line you need, and select <guimenuitem>Copy to Clipboard</guimenuitem></para></step> 
659                                 <step><para>Click on the patron barcode. Make sure you do not click on the item barcode if it is in your box.</para></step>
660                                 <step><para>A box will open up telling you what has been copied to the clipboard.</para></step> 
661                                 <step><para>Click <guibutton>OK</guibutton> or press <keycap>Enter</keycap>.</para></step>
662                                 <step><para> You can now use this patron barcode to place a hold.</para></step>
663                                 <step><para>Go to the tab where you have opened the record where you need to move the hold.</para></step> 
664                                 <step><para>Then you will need to cancel the hold on the first record.</para></step>     
665                         </procedure>    
666                 </section>      
667                 <section xml:id="CancelingHolds">
668                         <title>Canceling Holds</title>
669                         <procedure>
670                                 <title>To cancel a hold:</title>
671                                 <step><para>View the holds for the item.</para></step> 
672                                 <step><para>Highlight the hold you need to cancel.</para></step>
673                                 <step><para>Click <guimenu>Actions for Selected Holds</guimenu> (<keycombo><keycap>Alt</keycap><keycap>S</keycap></keycombo>)</para></step> 
674                                 <step><para>Select <guimenuitem>Cancel Hold</guimenuitem> (<keycombo><keycap>Alt</keycap><keycap>C</keycap></keycombo>)</para></step>
675                                 <step><para>A Window will open asking if you are sure you wish to cancel the hold.</para></step> 
676                                 <step><para>If it is the correct hold, click <guibutton>Yes</guibutton> (<keycombo><keycap>Alt</keycap><keycap>Y</keycap></keycombo>).</para></step>
677                                 <step><para>The window will close, and the hold will disappear from the list.</para></step>
678                         </procedure>    
679                 </section>
680                 <section xml:id="RetargetingHolds">
681                         <title>Retargeting Holds</title>
682                         <para>Holds need to be retargeted whenever a new item is added to a record, or after some types of item status changes, for instance when an item is changed from On Order 
683                         to In Process. The system does not automatically recognize the newly added items as available to fill holds.  This also needs to be done if items marked as Damaged or 
684                         Missing or set to other non-circulating statuses are once again made available for circulation.</para> 
685                         <procedure>
686                                 <title>To Retarget a hold:</title>
687                                 <step><para>View the holds for the item.</para></step> 
688                                 <step><para>highlight all the holds for the record, which have a status of Waiting for Copy. If there are a lot of holds, it may be helpful to sort the
689                                  holds by <emphasis>Status</emphasis>.</para></step>
690                                 <step><para> Click on the head of the status column.</para></step> 
691                                 <step><para>Under <guimenu>Actions for Selected Holds</guimenu> (<keycombo><keycap>Alt</keycap><keycap>S</keycap></keycombo>) select <guimenuitem>Find Another 
692                                 Target</guimenuitem> (<keycombo><keycap>Alt</keycap><keycap>T</keycap></keycombo>)</para></step>
693                                 <step><para>A window will open asking if you are sure you would like to reset the holds for these items.</para></step> 
694                                 <step><para>Click <guibutton>Yes</guibutton> (<keycombo><keycap>Alt</keycap><keycap>Y</keycap></keycombo>).  Nothing may appear to happen, or if you are retargeting 
695                                 a lot of holds at once, your screen may go blank or seem to freeze for a moment while the holds are retargeted.</para></step>
696                                 <step><para>When the screen refreshes, the holds will be retargeted the system will now recognize the new items and items with a new status as 
697                                 available for holds.</para></step>
698                         </procedure>    
699                 </section>
700                 <section xml:id="holdspulllist">
701                         <title>Holds Pull List</title>
702                         <para>Holds may have one of three statuses: <emphasis>Waiting for Copy</emphasis>, <emphasis>Waiting for Capture</emphasis>, or 
703                         <emphasis>Ready for Pickup</emphasis>.</para>           
704                         <para><emphasis>Waiting-for-copy</emphasis>: all copies are checked out or otherwise unavailable.</para>
705                         <para><emphasis>Waiting-for-capture</emphasis>: an available copy is assigned to the hold. The item displays on the Holds Pull List. Staff must retrieve and capture the hold.</para>
706                         <para><emphasis>Ready-for-pickup</emphasis>: the hold has been captured and is waiting for patron pickup.</para>
707                         <procedure>
708                                 <title>To retrieve the Holds Pull List:</title>
709                                 <step><para>Select <menuchoice><guimenu>Circulation</guimenu> <guimenuitem>Pull List for Hold Requests</guimenuitem></menuchoice>.</para></step> 
710                                 <step><para>The Holds Pull List displays. </para></step>
711                                 <step><para>Sort by clicking the column labels (e.g. Call Number).</para></step> 
712                                 <step><para>To print, click <guibutton>Print Page</guibutton> on the top right of the screen.</para></step> 
713                         </procedure>    
714                         <note><para>The Holds Pull List is updated constantly. Once an item on the list is no longer available or a hold on the list is captured, the items will disappear 
715                         from the list. </para></note>
716                         <section xml:id="capturingholds">
717                                 <title>Capturing Holds</title>
718                                 <para>Holds may be captured when a checked-out item is returned (checked in) or when an item on the Holds Pull List is retrieved and captured. When a hold is captured, a 
719                                 hold slip may be printed and an email notification will be sent out, if enabled for the hold.</para>    
720                                 <procedure>
721                                         <title>To capture a hold: </title>
722                                         <step><para>Select <menuchoice><guimenu>Circulation</guimenu> <guimenuitem>Capture Holds</guimenuitem></menuchoice>.</para></step> 
723                                         <step><para>Scan or type barcode and click <guibutton>Submit</guibutton>.</para></step>
724                                         <step><para>A hold slip prints automatically.</para></step> 
725                                 </procedure>    
726                                 <tip><para> Holds can also be captured on the <menuchoice><guimenu>Circulation</guimenu> <guimenuitem>Check In Items</guimenuitem></menuchoice> screen. 
727                                 If the <guilabel>Auto-Print Hold</guilabel> and <guilabel>Transit Slips</guilabel> checkboxes are selected, hold slips will print automatically.</para></tip>   
728                         </section>
729                 </section>      
730                 <section xml:id="holdsshelflist">
731                         <title>Holds Shelf List</title>
732                         <para>Items with Ready-for-pickup status are displayed on the Hold Shelf List. Hold Shelf List can help manage items on the hold shelf.</para>  
733                         <procedure>
734                                 <title>To view the holds shelf list:</title>
735                                 <step><para>Select <menuchoice><guimenu>Circulation</guimenu> <guimenuitem>Browse Holds Shelf</guimenuitem></menuchoice></para></step> 
736                                 <step><para>Actions for Selected Holds are available, as in the patron record. </para></step>
737                                 <step><para>Expired holds may be deleted from this screen.</para></step> 
738                         </procedure>    
739                         <caution><para>If you cancel a ready-for-pickup hold, you must check in the item to make it available for circulation.</para></caution>
740                 </section>
741         </section>
742         <section xml:id="transititems">
743                 <title>Transit Items</title>
744                 <para>Evergreen’s In Transit feature tracks items transferring among branches. It allows patrons to return items at any branch and for holds to be placed on items at other branches.</para>
745                 <para>When will an item go In Transit?</para>   
746                 <orderedlist>
747                         <listitem>When an item is checked in at a non-owning branch the status changes to <emphasis>In Transit</emphasis>.  A transit slip may be printed.</listitem>
748                         <listitem>When a hold is captured for an item with a pickup branch other than location at which the hold is captured, the item’s status will be changed to 
749                         <emphasis>In Transit</emphasis>. If the hold is captured from the <emphasis>Check In</emphasis> screen, a prompt to print the Transit/Hold slip will display. 
750                         If the hold is captured from the <emphasis>Capture Holds</emphasis> screen, a Transit/Hold slip will be printed automatically.</listitem>
751                 </orderedlist>
752                 <section xml:id="receivingtransititems">
753                         <title>Receiving In Transit Items</title>
754                         <para>All items received through transit must be checked in by the receiving branch.  This changes the items' statuses from <emphasis>In Transit</emphasis> to 
755                         <emphasis>Reshelving</emphasis> or <emphasis>Ready for Pickup</emphasis>.</para> 
756                 </section>
757                 <section xml:id="transitlist">
758                         <title>Transit List</title>
759                         <para>The Transit List report may be used to as a tool to help manage your incoming and outgoing transits.</para>
760                         <procedure>
761                                 <title>To access and use the Transit List report:</title>
762                                 <step><para>Select <menuchoice><guimenu>Admin</guimenu> <guisubmenu>Local System Administration</guisubmenu><guimenuitem>Transit List</guimenuitem></menuchoice>.
763                                 </para></step> 
764                                 <step><para>Specify <guimenuitem>ransit to</guimenuitem> or <guimenuitem>Transit from library</guimenuitem> from the dropdown menu. </para></step>
765                                 <step><para>Pick a date range in <guilabel>Transit Date falls between</guilabel> fields.</para></step> 
766                                 <step><para>Click <guibutton>Transits Retrieve</guibutton>.</para></step> 
767                                 <step><para>Items with an <emphasis>In Transit</emphasis> status for the selected time period are listed. </para></step>
768                         </procedure>     
769                 </section>
770                 <section xml:id="abortingtransits">
771                         <title>Aborting Transits</title>
772                         <para>Transits may be aborted (cancelled) from multiple locations within Evergreen.</para>
773                         <para>Use when processing missing in transit items or a patron requests an item that has just been returned and is in transit to its home library for reshelving. 
774                         This procedure can be performed from the <emphasis>Transit List</emphasis> or from the <emphasis>Item Status</emphasis> screen.</para>
775                         <procedure>
776                                 <title>Aborting transits from the Transit List screen: </title>
777                                 <step><para>Select the transit(s) to cancel.</para></step> 
778                                 <step><para>Select <menuchoice><guimenu>Actions for Selected Transits</guimenu> <guimenuitem>Abort Transits</guimenuitem></menuchoice>.</para></step>
779                                 <step><para>The transit is cancelled, but will still display in the list. </para></step> 
780                                 <step><para>Click <guibutton>Retrieve Transits</guibutton>. The screen will refresh and the cancelled item(s) will no longer display as transits. </para></step> 
781                         </procedure>    
782                         <section xml:id="cancellingtransitscheckout">
783                                 <title>Cancelling Transits at Checkout</title>
784                                 <para>Items with a status of <emphasis>in transit</emphasis> trigger a notification when an attempt is made to check them out.  To allow <emphasis>in transit</emphasis> 
785                                 items to be checked out, override the block by clicking Abort Transit on the alert screen.  Proceed by clicking <guibutton>Checkout</guibutton>.</para> 
787                         </section>
788                         <section xml:id="cancellingtransitsItemStatus">
789                                 <title>Cancelling Transits from Item Status</title>
790                                 <para>Items with a status of <emphasis>in transit</emphasis> trigger a notification when an attempt is made to check them out. To allow 
791                                 <emphasis>in transit</emphasis> items to be checked out, override the block by clicking Abort Transit on the alert screen.  Proceed by clicking Checkout.</para> 
792                                 <procedure>
793                                         <title>Aborting transits from the Transit List screen: </title>
794                                         <step><para>Click <guimenuitem>Item Status</guimenuitem> or hit <keycap>F5</keycap></para></step> 
795                                         <step><para>Scan Item barcode</para></step>
796                                         <step><para><emphasis>Right click</emphasis> on the item and select <guibutton>Abort Transit</guibutton></para></step> 
797                                         <step><para>At Aborting Transits pop-up, click <guibutton>Yes</guibutton></para></step> 
798                                         <step><para>The item now has the status <emphasis>Reshelving</emphasis>.</para></step>  
799                                 </procedure>    
800                         </section>
801                 </section>
802         </section>
803 </chapter>