Q. What are Custom Holdings?
What is it?
Do you have sticky notes of favorite lenders on your computer screen? Do you ever ask yourself, “When I go on vacation, will so-and-so know the right lenders to use?” Take the guesswork out of ILL Borrowing by using Custom Holdings.
This tool is critical for speeding up processing, streamlining and customizing the borrowing workflow. It automatically organizes possible lenders, and even the selection of lenders based on the criteria you choose. Custom holdings do this by looking at the groups of OCLC symbols you created and arranging them in hierarchical paths. Many libraries arrange groups of lenders by delivery method, cost, due dates, turnaround times, or region. Build a strategy according to your priorities.
How does it help?
Custom holdings provide a significant time and cost savings. It automates the selection of lenders and customizes selections based on your criteria. It can almost eliminate the need to check policies directory while processing requests.