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Why do deleted items still display with a status of Withdrawn, when they should be purged?

Symptom
  • Deleted items, still show with the status of Withdrawn in Circulation and in the Circulation Item Inventory Report after the item retention period has passed. The LHR is still editable within Record Manager. 
Applies to
  • WorldShare Circulation
  • WorldShare Reports 
Resolution

WorldShare waits for the amount of time entered in Service Configuration > WMS Circulation > Admin General > Deleted Items before purging items. The process that purges items runs once a week on Sunday evenings.

If you find that Withdrawn items are remaining past Sunday following the end of your deleted item retention period, contact OCLC Support  with a sample title/s, OCLC number, and the link to this article.

NOTE: Best Practice to avoid having items remaining on your system with the status of Withdrawn (as seen in the Inventory Report) is to always check-in items at their home branch prior to deletion, to ensure the purge process will occur.

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13413