BATCH JOB TO CREATE ITEMS
We need a batch job to add items to existing holdings records. During migration we did not realize the importance of having items for display in Primo. One of our locations shows (0 copies, 0 available) when we do have non-circulating copies.
Zena Mulligan commented
This would be very helpful for us as we would like to add dummy item records to our closed journal holdings to enable patron digitisation requests. Currently we just have summary holdings and no items attached to our print journal records. Being able to batch create items and have Alma auto assign barcodes would be great.
John Dalling commented
It would also be useful if there was a feature to batch create items and assign barcodes within a specified sequence - e.g. to add 100 items with barcodes starting 123001, so Alma would assign barcodes automatically for these up to 123100. Agree with mcorby that it would be helpful to apply item policy, material type, notes etc. based on the Update Item parameters.
I think this would be a great addition to the jobs list. We could create sets for specific records based on location and resource type. If the job used the Update Item paramaters, we could apply the same item policy, material type, notes, etc. to each newly created item record in the set. The barcode could be left blank, use a phrase to indicate the item was generated, or something else.