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How Koha 3.8 Handles Lost Statuses

I while back I was asked to do some testing of marking items lost in Koha and wanted to share my results with you all.

If the long overdue cron job is running with these settings:

misc/cronjobs/longoverdue.pl --lost 60=2 --charge 2 --confirm

The following actions are taken:

  • charges the patron the lost fee
  • marks the item ‘long overdue’
  • keeps the item listed on the patron’s check out history
  • when checked in the item is marked ‘not lost’
  • when checked in the patron is refunded the lost fee
  • when checked in the item is removed from patron record

If you go to the detail page and click on the items tab on the left and then mark the item lost the following happens:

  • item marked lost
  • patron charged for lost item
  • item removed from patron’s checkouts
  • patron refunded when item checked in
  • item status changed when checked in

If you go to the detail page and click on the items tab on the left and then mark the item lost and paid for the following happens:

  • item marked lost and paid for
  • patron charged for lost item
  • item removed from patron’s checkouts
  • patron refunded when item checked in
  • item status changed when checked in

If you go to the detail page and click on the items tab on the left and then mark the item missing the following happens:

  • item marked missing
  • patron charged for lost item
  • item removed from patron’s checkouts
  • patron refunded when item checked in
  • item status changed when checked in

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