of materials is the physical pulling of the materials from their location
within the library and the deletion of any bibliographic information related to
these materials from the library's database of materials. With the advent of
integrated library systems such as Endeavor's Voyager withdrawals have become
more problematic. This is due to the relationships between purchase orders and
invoices in the Acquisitions module and the actual bibliographic records in Cataloging.
Thus, a withdrawal is not always a withdrawal. It may simply be a suppression of
the bibliographic information in the Cataloging module as it is impossible to delete any
materials whose information is found on a purchase order and invoice.
delete command is found under Record on the taskbar at the top of the screen
item is now fully deleted from the Cataloging module. It will no longer be
searchable in the Web Pac. Neither
will the item be searchable in Cataloging.
records cannot be suppressed only deleted. Thus, they must be deleted. To
an holdings statement or a bibliographic record, place a checkmark in the box
labeled, "Suppress from OPAC" found on the System tab.
Suppressing the holdings statement but not the bibliographic record will
result in patrons seeing the message, in the OPAC, "Approval book awaiting
decision". Thus, when suppressing materials both the bibliographic
record and the holdings
statement MUST be suppressed.
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