» Circ Map - used to determine the Circulation Rule to apply when an item is charged to a user. When the Checkout wizard is used, SirsiDynix Symphony looks at the circulation maps and finds a circulation map that contains the library from which the item is checked out, the User Profile of the user the item is being charged to, and the Item Type of the item being charged. When the “matching” circulation map is found, SirsiDynix Symphony uses the Circulation Rule assigned to this particular map.
» Hold Map - When a hold is placed, SirsiDynix Symphony finds a hold map line with the applicable Library/User Profile/Item Type combination. A Permission is assigned to each map and determines who may place holds for that item.
» Bill Reason - used to show the purpose of the bill
» Circ Rules - pulls together all the various elements pertinent to a circulation transaction. These rules are combined with User Profile and Item Type policies in the Circulation Map policy to cover all possible circulation transactions. Includes: Whether the item can circulate, Billing structure, Number of renewals allowed, Overdue grace period
» Item Types - used to determine hold and circulation policies
» Item Category 1 - used for statistical purposes, specific to individual libraries.
» Locations - the location where an item is, whenever it is not charged.
» Patron Profiles - used to determine hold and circulation policies, as well as possibly providing privileges for 3rd party products, if using SIP2.
» Usercat1 - local use
» Usercat2 - municipality where patron resides,
» Usercat3 - type of notification
» Usercat4 special residency, special circumstances