A checkout process is used to withdraw copies from the database.
There is a WITHDRAWN user for each library. To withdrawn and item, simply check it out to that user. The withdrawn checkouts do NOT count in the library's circulation.
When an item is checked out to the libraries WD card, the current location becomes WITHDRAW. This displays in the catalog as Item Withdrawn, Unavailable.
Statiscal reports are run at the twice each year counting everthing checked out on the library's WD card., one report in July for items withdrawn between January and the end of June, and anther in January for July through December. The two reports are the count of items withdrawn for the year.
After the count reports are run, other reports process the items checked out to the WD user, removing them from the database. If the last copy is removed, the bibliographic record is also removed. Any copy that can't be removed because of fines is changed to a current location of DISCARD. These also display in the catalog as Withdrawn, Unavailable.
The ID for the WITHDRAWN users:
WD-GR Green Lake
WD-NF North Fond du Lac
WD-PI Pine RIver
WD-PO Poy Sippi
WD-WI Wild Rose