As we move towards everyone being a member of the consortia and some new libraries coming on board I will send emails out like this when I see a pattern of questions...and this one was a two or three question in one day so I figured it would be a good one to send out this week.
Weeding permissions in Marketplace means a user can weed/unweed a title. Most of the titles that are weeded are metered access (MA) that have expired, however r it could be a one copy/one use title that for some reason we don't want to show in the catalog (like the one copy of a title years ago that was purchased and was a very obscure language and patrons didn't realize it until they checked it out and got complainy).
Currently, the Virtual Library of WY's weeding plan is set up to automatically weed/remove expired MA Titles that have 0 holds. Overdrive's advice is to weed expired MA titles unless we are planning on repurchasing them. Otherwise, a title would collect holds and not circulate and then annoy patrons.
I regularly monitor the holds and if an item has holds and has expired MA, I either repurchase it or remove the hold and weed the title so it doesn't show up on the patron side. We can't always afford to replace and don't always want to replace expired MA titles, so it makes sense to have them not available for patrons to see. (Anyone with the user rights to access holds and weedings can do this and I can show you how if you are interested and don't know how.)
Overdrive's suggestion is to allow multiple admins to have weeding permissions. I didn't realize there were several log ins without that user right. I've tried to catch them today
If you are trying to purchase a title that says "weeded" it is possible to "unweed" it which allows for purchasing it if your user rights allow it.
If your user rights allow it, click on the word weeded and you will get a popup that looks like this:
Click on "UNWEED TITLE"
And after it finishes unweeding you can purchase it.
If someone that needs the rights to weed/unweed and doesn't have them I'm happy to adjust the settings - it only takes a minute.
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