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How do you deflect items with a Material Age of less than a year?

Applies to
  • WorldShare Interlibrary Loan
  • Tipasa

Set the Material Age to < 1 year. This is because Material Age is based on a calendar year.  For example, if the current year is 2020 and you want to deflect items from 2019 as well as 2020, you should set this to 2 years not 1 year.

Here is an example of how to create a deflection policy to "Deflect all requests for items recently added to your collection (material age deflection)."

Often libraries may decide not to lend items recently acquired by the library so these materials are available for local patrons.

Policy Name: No New Items

Request Type: Loan

Deflection type: Enable Real Time Deflection

You may decide to select “Enable Real Time Deflection – except when I am last in the lender string,” which gives you the opportunity to at least look at the request before saying no so you can make a case by case decision about whether to lend.

Items:  If you want this to apply to all new materials, and you set the request type as Loan, you do not have to select specific item types. Serials will be excluded because you just selected Loan as request type.

Material Age: From the Less than drop down (<), select 1 year.

Save and you are ready to deflect.

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