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CircSILS: Millennium vs Alma Procedures

Access Services Training for the new ILS

Millennium vs Alma


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Function/Procedure

Millennium

Alma

If not in Alma, create work-around?

Patron record:

 

 

 

Create a patron record

Yes

 

 

Editing a patron record

Yes

 

 

Deleting a patron record

Yes

External – no; Internal – yes

 

Emailing from patron record

No

Yes

 

Place, modify & cancel a hold on an item from patron record

Yes

 

 

Check in from patron record

Yes

 

 

Check in  - backdate

Yes

 

 

Book, modify & cancel an item from patron record

Yes

 

 

Check out

Yes

 

 

Check out – list & sort  items

Yes

 

 

Check out – change due date

Yes

 

 

Check out – renew

Yes

 

 

Check out – messages

Yes

 

 

View fines – individually

Yes

 

 

View fines – list & sort  fines

Yes

 

 

View fines – dates due, renewed, returned, assessed, invoiced

Yes

 

 

Collect fines

Yes

 

 

Waive fines

Yes

 

 

Adjust fines

Yes

 

 

Add manual fines

Yes

 

 

Mark item as lost

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reserves:

 

 

 

Create a reserve course

Yes

 

 

Modify & delete course

Yes

 

 

Cross reference sections

Yes

 

 

Create temp bib record

Yes

 

 

Create item records

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item Records:

 

 

 

Search for an item

Yes

 

 

Edit item record

Yes

 

 

Add note to item record

Yes

 

 

Add message to item record

Yes

 

 

Create a temp bib record

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other functions:

 

 

 

Merge duplicate patron records

Yes

 

 

View outstanding holds

Yes

 

 

Create Lists

Yes

 

 

Modify records from the list

Yes

 

 

Sort list

Yes

 

 

Export list

Yes

 

 

Print list (“list” function)

Yes

 

 

Statistics

Yes

 

 

Offline Processing

Yes

 

 

In-house count use

Yes

 

 

In house count use - PDA

Yes

 

 

Free record in use

Yes

 

 

Recent patron

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Configuration:

 

 

 

Days closed

Yes 

 

 

Hours open

 Yes 

 

 

Loan rules equivalent

 Yes 

 

 

Loan determiner table equivalent

 Yes 

 

 

Templates – item records

Yes  

 

 

Templates – patron records

 Yes 

 

 

Circulation notices

Yes