How to determine a floating book’s location

By Trish Notartomas

Now that 19 campus libraries participate in the floating collection initiative and 950,000 items have the potential to float, you need to modify your thinking when interpreting Workflows item records. In order to determine where a BOOKFLOAT item “lives” at any particular time, look beyond the home location to the call/item library. You can no longer rely solely on the home location.

In this example, the home location (STACKS-YK) only represents the item’s original owning library. The call/item library denotes that York’s copy of this book has floated to Fayette. (click on image for a larger picture)

floating screenshotIn The CAT, there is no confusion. The book is in Fayette’s stacks.

floating screenshot again

Tip: BOOKFLOAT items are monographs and found only in STACKS-XX locations.

For additional information, please refer to Training Bulletin #31.