Creating a Stream

Distributions work together with streams to indicate the number of copies that should be sent to each branch. Distributions identify the branches that should receive copies of a serial. Streams identify how many copies should be sent to each branch. Streams are intended for copies that are received on a recurring, even if irregular, basis.

  1. Click the hyperlinked title of the distribution. The number of streams that have already been created for this distribution displays adjacent to the title. You can choose one of two ways to create a stream: New Stream or Create Many Streams. The New Stream button allows you to create one new stream and assign it a routing label.
  2. Click New Stream
  3. Enter a routing label so that the copy could be read by specific users or departments before the copy is shelved. The routing label appears during receiving and could be added to routing lists; it is not viewable by the public. Routing lists do not print from in 2.0. This field is optional.
  4. Click Save.


    The "Create Many Streams button" allows you to create multiple streams at once, but it does not allow you to add a routing label when you create the stream.

  5. Click Create Many Streams.
  6. Enter the number of streams that you want to create in the How many. Field.
  7. Click Create.