Question/Topic: How to manage multiple copies of the same book?
You cannot have two items that have the same TITLE. After the title enter: " - 1" for the first copy, " - 2" for the second copy, ...... Example:
"One Hundred Years of Solitude - 1"
"One Hundred Years of Solitude - 2"
You cannot have two borrowers (patrons) that have the same NAME.
How to quickly enter multiple copies of the same item.
Enter one item with all information.
Select the item in the Table of Contents (Left panel) (screen 1.).
Right mouse button click on the item and select Copy Record (screen 1.).
Click File/New (screen 2.).
Record display form is ready for entering new record.
Click Record/Paste Record (screen 3.-main menu or 4.-popup menu). The new record is filled with values from the copied record. Modify the TITLE field so it will have unique value. e.g. add number at the end (this is required for the Loan/Return Transaction module).
- Modify Barcode number if you process loan/return transactions with a barcode reader. Modify other field if they have unique values (e.g. accession number, call number, book condition, ...).
1. Enter and select record
2. Create new record.
3. Create a copy of the same record using Paste Record feature (use main menu).
4. Create a copy of the same record using Paste Record feature method (use popup menu).