Check Your Check-in Modifiers

December 6, 2016

Check-in Modifiers are used to force certain actions when an item is checked in; they act to modify the basic check-in transaction to achieve a variety of potentially required outcomes. You may select or de-select Check-in Modifiers at bottom right of Check-in screens.

The options are:

Ignore Pre-cat Items: no prompt when checking in a pre-cat item. Item will be routed to Cataloguing with Cataloguing status.

Suppress Holds and Transit: item will not be used to fill holds or sent in transit. Item has Reshelving status.

Amnesty Mode/Forgive Fines: overdue fines will be voided if already created or not be inserted if not yet created (e.g. hourly loans).

Auto-Print Hold and Transit Slips: slips will be automatically printed without prompt for confirmation.

Clear Holds Shelf: checking in hold-shelf-expired items will clear the items from the hold shelf (holds to be cancelled).

Retarget Local Holds: when checking in in-process items that are owned by the library, attempt to find a local hold to re-target. This is intended to help with proper targeting of newly-catalogued items.

Retarget All Statuses: similar to Retarget Local Holds, this modifier will attempt to find a local hold to re-target, regardless of the status of the item being checked in. This modifier must be used in conjunction with the Retarget Local Holds modifier.

Capture Local Holds as Transits: with this checkin modifier, any local holds will be given an in transit status instead of on holds shelf status. The intent is to stop the system from sending holds notifications before the item is ready to be placed on the holds shelf and item will have a status of in-transit until checked in again. If you wish to simply delay notification and allow time for staff to process item to holds shelf, you may wish to use the Hold Shelf Status Delay setting in Library Settings Editor instead.

Manual Floating Active. This check in modifier works in conjunction with floating groups, as configured for your library by Sitka Support.

Update Inventory. Adds date, time, and work station to item records as they are checked in.

These options may be selected simultaneously. The selected option is displayed in the header area of the check-in screen.