New Copies and Holds

Because of the way Evergreen targets holds, new copies are not guaranteed to fulfill pre-existing holds correctly until 24 hours after cataloguing. If your cataloguing turn-around time is shorter than 24 hours you can ensure the new copy is captured correctly at check in by using the checkin modifiers Retarget Local Holds and Retarget All Statuses, or by following the steps below. Co-op Support recommends single-branch libraries use the checkin modifiers, as once selected they are "sticky" and it is a simpler workflow than that described below. We recommend multi-branch libraries not use check-in modifiers to retarget holds, as the check-in modifier will only re-target the top local hold, which may not be the top system hold. We recommend you using the following procedure.

  1. After adding the item, click on View Holds.

  2. If there are outstanding hold requests, select the hold that is next in line then click Actions → Find Another Target. This forces Evergreen to re-target the hold and recognize the newly catalogued item.

  3. Check in the new item to capture it for the selected hold.

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