Overriding and/or deleting a continuous POL at the item level
As a cataloger at a large research library, we frequently receive gap-fill purchases of periodical issues from third-party vendors or as gifts from donors—including for subscriptions that are still open.
We know that we can associate a POL at the holding level, but this is undesirable for these situations where we need to trace the POL/method-of-acquisition to an individual item. Also, if you change a continuous POL at the item level, Alma changes the POL for every item attached to that same holding.
Often we have many items purchased with different (or no) POLs—subscription, firm order, gift—together on one holding, and these items need to be on the same holding to clearly reflect what we hold, sequentially, to our users.
It would be highly useful if Alma allowed catalogers and acquisitions staff to override a hyperlinked (continuous) POL at the item level to accommodate these very common occurrences of gifts (with no POL) and gap-fills (with differing POLs).
With thanks for your consideration! :’)