Chapter 51. Best-Hold Selection Sort Order

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Preconfigured Best-Hold Orders
Create a New Best-Hold Selection Sort Order
Edit an Existing Best-Hold Selection Sort Order
Choosing the Best-Hold Selection Sort Order
Permissions to use this Feature

Best-Hold Selection Sort Order allows libraries to configure customized rules for Evergreen to use to select the best hold to fill at opportunistic capture. When a copy is captured for a hold upon check-in, Evergreen evaluates the holds in the system that the item could fill. Evergreen uses a set of rules, or a Best-Hold Selection Sort Order, to determine the best hold to fill with the item. In previous version of Evergreen, there were two sets of rules for Evergreen to use to determine the best hold to fulfill: Traditional and FIFO (First In, First Out). Traditional uses Org Unit Proximity to identify the nearest hold to fill. FIFO follows a strict order of first-in, first-out rules. This feature allows new, custom Best-Hold Selection Sort Orders to be created. Existing Best-Hold Selection Sort Orders can also be modified.

Preconfigured Best-Hold Orders

Evergreen comes with six preconfigured Best-Hold Selection Sort Orders to choose from:

  • Traditional
  • Traditional with Holds-go-home
  • Traditional with Holds-always-go-home
  • FIFO
  • FIFO with Holds-go-home
  • FIFO with Holds-always-go-home

The Holds-go-home and Holds-always-go-home options allow libraries to determine how long they want to allow items to transit outside of the item’s home library, before it must return to its home library to fulfill any holds that are to be picked up there. Libraries can set this time limit in the library setting Holds: Max foreign-circulation time. The Library Settings Editor can be found under Admin → Local Administration → Library Settings Editor.