We have (I think) a similar situation to what you are describing.
Records like this:
Are great test data (ie. they nearly always look horrible). It has records in three different campuses, two with records in a course readings (reserve) collection, and a mix of serials holdings and items holdings. Even if the location is only temporary the main issue is identifying how your ILMS stores that data then return it, and customising the record screen to match the new data.

Greg Pendlebury
Electronic Services Officer (Systems Team)
Division of Academic Information Services
University of Southern Queensland
Phone: +61 7 4631 1501
Fax: +61 7 4631 1841


From: Demian Katz []
Sent: Thursday, 27 August 2009 5:44 AM
To: Adam Shire;
Subject: Re: [VuFind-General] reserve locations

First of all, what ILS are you using?  It may be possible to adjust the ILS driver so that it displays the appropriate temporary location at the top of the holdings tab (at present, some, if not all, drivers always display the permanent location -- I know that, for Voyager at least, a fix for this is being worked on).


The "On Reserve - Ask at Circulation Desk" message is coming from the template file in /web/interface/themes/[your theme]/Record/view-holdings.tpl.  Perhaps if you can get the temporary location to show up correctly, you can simply change this message to something more generic or appropriate, and that will serve your purpose.  Alternatively, you might want to make further adjustments to the ILS driver to pass back an additional field beyond the current simple "yes or no" reserve setting.


Hopefully this is some help, but if you need more information (like a more detailed explanation of what ILS drivers are and how they work), please let me know.  Also feel free to make use of the vufind-tech mailing list if you plan on making code changes and have questions about the gory details.


- Demian


From: Adam Shire []
Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 12:59 PM
Subject: [VuFind-General] reserve locations


We have several different locations where an item could live if it is on reserve. Vufind seems to only be able to say On Reserve - Ask at Circulation Desk. I would like to display the location information (most likely temp item location) instead. Please advise.






Adam Shire

Associate & Systems Librarian

The Boston Architectural College

320 Newbury Street - Boston, MA 02115 



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