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  1. Hadi Amjadi
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  3. Wednesday, 04 September 2019
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Dear colleagues,

At our library we have two location codes for our branches. I do not know why. Our set up was done by folks who are no longer here and not much documentation can be found on this topic.

We are moving to a new discovery system called BiblioCommons. BiblioCommons has a "preferred locations" feature which allows the patron's search results show what's available at their preferred location. When we asked BiblioCommons to set up this feature for us, they said it will not work for us because we have 2 sets of branch codes on our system. If the patron selects the one of the branch code as their preferred location, BiblioCommons won't be able to bring up the material for that branch because of the existence of two sets of codes.

Do you know if any other libraries are having the same configuration and what that would be used for? Will the changing or renaming of one set of the location codes cause any problems? Can we eliminate one set of the codes? What will be the consequences?

We really appreciate your help in finding a solution to this problem.

Thank you.
Hadi Amjadi


San Jose Public Library



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The issue appears to involve branch names versus Scoping. BiblioCommons uses screen scraping on webpac. The branch codes being the 3 digit ones do not match the scope codes which use the 2 digit branch codes. That results in BiblioCommons not being able to display the preferred location.

Does anyone who has BiblioCommons also use Scoping on their Sierra system? Please let me know.

Thank you.
Hadi Amjadi


San Jose Public Library
David.amjadi@sjlibrary.org
(408) 808-2075

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