New Metadata editor- add holding from the Add inventory menu
Hello to eveybody,
yesterday watching the webinar "The Alma New Metadata Editor - Webinar Sept. 08, 2020" we found out the in the add inventory there isn't the possibility to add an holding.
This is not useful for libraries that don't do the order in Alma, but simply add an holding after cataloguing a book.
The possibility of adding an holding from the menu View inventory should be present.
The Add inventory should have the default holding template included in the menu.
If the operator wants a specific template it is clear that the operator must choose the right holding template from the menu New and pick the template he wants.
We hope you can support our idea because the fact that the holding is not present in the add inventory menu (easier way to create an holding), but operators have to go in the New menu and choose the template can create confusion and errors.
Thank you Emanuela Pisanu - University of Siena
As part of Alma March Release
The ability to add new holdings was added under the Add Inventory menu (in addition to the existing ability to add them under the New menu
For more information please see:
Susan Martinovich commented
After watching the webinar I looked at the new MDE and tried to add inventory but all that came up was "add portfolios". I actually wondered what was wrong with the records or what was causing the problem of I couldn't add holdings, until I went to new and added the holdings from there. The logical place is under add inventory. If electronic portfolios can be there so can holding records. Our consortia don't use the Acquisitions either.
Cindy Bowen commented
Agreed. Having the new holdings creation entirely located in a place separate from the 'Add inventory' menu makes little logical sense. Adding the option to select the default holdings template to the inventory menu would be a substantial step forward for usability by our copy cataloging staff (undergraduate student workers).
Emanuela Pisanu commented
Sorry from the menu Add Inventory