Distribution Formulas (Optional)

If you are ordering for a multi-branch library system, distribution formulas are a useful way to specify the number of copies that should be distributed to specific branches and copy locations.

  1. To create a distribution formula, select Admin > Server Administration > Acquisitions > Distribution Formulas. Click the New Formula button. Enter the formula name and select the owning library. Ignore the Skip Count field.
  2. Click New Entry. Select an Owning Library from the drop down menu. This indicates the branch that will receive the items.
  3. Select a Shelving Location from the drop down menu.
  4. In the Item Count field, enter the number of items that should be distributed to that branch and copy location. You can enter the number or use the arrows on the right side of the field.
  5. Keep adding entries until the distribution formula is complete.