What's the meaning of Locations, Collections and iTypes on Horizon?
LocationLibrary Name CARL Branch Code Resulting Location Code in Horizon
Aurora Public AURORA aurora
Hoyt Lakes Public HOYT hoyt
Merritt Elementary MRTMIB mrtmib
CollectionLibrary Name CARL Location Code Resulting Collection Code in Horizon
Hibbing Public AF hiaf
Gilbert Public EZ giez
Marble Elementary NF menf
The Horizon Collection code is a required field in all item records.Parameters for Collections are set up by the Systems Departmentat ALS. Each Collection has its own description which will display withitem information in the public catalog. For instance, thedescription for the Collection �hiaf� above is �Adult Fiction.� Modifications to these descriptions can be made by the ALS SystemsDepartment.
It is possible to collect circulation statistics for each libraryCollection. However, Collection codes cannot be used to drive loanperiods. This is done chiefly through the Item Types (iTypes) describedbelow.
Note: There are a few cases where libraries have only oneCollection code on the new system. (This code will most likely end withthe characters �unk� and will be described in the catalog as �GeneralCollections.�) Libraries with only one Collection code typically did not have developed Location Codes on CARL. ALS can add newCollection codes for these libraries as they are requested. Smallerlibraries might opt to continue with a single Collection code forGeneral Collections.
Item Type (iType)Library iType Description
Virginia vr21d items that circulate 21 days
ALS al14 items that circulate 14 days
Cloquet cl21 items that circulate 21 days
There are other codes where loan periods or exceptions might not be soapparent from the codes themselves. If you have questions aboutthem, please contact the ALS Systems Department.
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Last Updated: 2011-09-01 16:18:35