Answered By: RefDesk O'Neill Last Updated: Jun 07, 2016 Views: 52
There are a number of phrases employed in the catalog that tell library staff where an item can be found. For your purposes, these items are in one of two categories:
In transit – Item is being transported between libraries or library departments.
On Loan – Item is in use by another user.
In process of Cat Transfer – Item is being relocated to offsite collections.
In process of Acquisition Technical Processing – Staff are in the process of adding the item to the libraries inventory.
Offsite - Item is located in a warehouse.
Missing – The library is in the process of searching/replacing this item.
Lost – A patron has been billed for non-return.
Claimed Returned – Patron has disputed return, library staff are in the process of investigating.
In process of Catalog Maintenance – Item is currently unavailable.
In process of External Digitization – Item is currently unavailable.
In process of Interlibrary loan – Item is currently unavailable.
In process of Preservation – Item is currently unavailable.