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2.1 Call Number Prefixes and Suffixes

This feature will be available in Evergreen version 2.1.

Abstract

In Evergreen version 2.1, you can configure call number prefixes and suffixes in the Admin module. This feature ensures more precise cataloging because each cataloger will have access to an identical drop down menu of call number prefixes and suffixes that are used at his library. In addition, it may streamline cataloging workflow. Catalogers can use a drop down menu to enter call number prefixes and suffixes rather than entering them manually. You can also run reports on call number prefixes and suffixes that would facilitate collection development and maintenance.

Table of Contents

  • Configure Call Number Prefixes
  • Configure Call Number Suffixes
  • Apply Call Number Prefixes and Suffixes

Configure call number prefixes:

Call number prefixes are codes that precede a call number.

To configure call number prefixes:

  1. Select Admin → Server Administration → Call Number Prefixes.
  2. Click New Prefix.
  3. Enter the call number label that will appear on the item.
  4. Select the owning library from the drop down menu. Staff at this library, and its descendant org units, with the appropriate permissions, will be able to apply this call number prefix.
  5. Click Save.
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Configure call number suffixes:

Call number suffixes are codes that succeed a call number.

To configure call number suffixes:

  1. Select Admin → Server Administration → Call Number Suffixes.
  2. Click New Suffix.
  3. Enter the call number label that will appear on the item.
  4. Select the owning library from the drop down menu. Staff at this library, and its descendant org units, with the appropriate permissions, will be able to apply this call number suffix.
  5. Click Save.
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Apply Call Number Prefixes and Suffixes

You can apply call number prefixes and suffixes to items from a pre-configured list in the Unified Volume/Copy Creator. See the document, Unified Volume/Copy Creator, for an example.

Copyright: 2011 Equinox Software. This work by Equinox Software, Inc. is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Author: Sally Fortin, Equinox Software

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