My library recently decided they want to either change timing for long overdue items…or not use “long overdue” at all.
So, related to that, I had two questions.
- First…when it comes to long overdue items, does anyone know the difference between how the Patron services profile “Patron initiated circulation:blocking conditions” works vs. the Patron Service Parameter “Overdues: block for long overdue items”? I’m getting confused about what blocks what with long overdues.
- Also, if I change the “Overdue: number of days until long overdue” parameter, does that affect things out that are already long overdue?
Someone from the IUG discord group was kind enough to answer part of my question…here’s the relevant information in case it helps anyone else.
The Patron Service Parameter “Overdues: block for long overdue items” blocks checkouts in Leap/the client, at self-checks, and in services that authenticate via SIP.
The Patron Services Profile “Patron initiated circulation:blocking conditions” blocks renewals in the PowerPAC, auto-renewal, and inbound telephony (if you use those services). Our site manager says the Patron initiated circulation setting also blocks API services like Cloud Library.