Network Services No. 05-46
Date: September 16, 2005
Index term: Canceled or suspended patrons
This is the annual reminder for the CMLS end of year review. All CMLS subscribers
who are in a canceled or suspended status as of September 29, 2005, will be deleted
from CMLS. The CMLS Handbook sections below explain this policy.
3.3.3 Cancel Service. At the end of the suspension period of 120 days, a subscriber is
canceled, but the subscriber's record remains in the file until the end of the fiscal year
(September 30). This procedure is followed so that subscribers will be included in NLS
statistics as active readers for the year. All subscribers in a canceled status on September
30 are deleted from CMLS.
3.3.4 Fiscal-Year-End Cancel. At the end of the fiscal year (September 30), each
library receives a report entitled CMLS Fiscal Year-End Deleted Patrons. The report
date will be the last working day of September. Libraries can use the report to verify
patron status and compare it to their system's patron data.
If you have canceled or suspended subscribers who should not be deleted, please change
their statuses to "active" or "resume" by Wednesday, September 28, 2005.
To review patrons who are in a suspended or canceled status, log on to the Network
Library Services web site at www.loc.gov/pics, link and logon to NLS WebNet, and then
navigate to the CMLS Research screen. Put a check mark in the box labeled "Select All
Patrons in Suspended Status" or "Select All Patrons in Canceled Status," then click the
"Submit Query" button.
CMLS responds with a list of patrons in either a suspended or canceled status. If you
want to change the status to active or resume, select the CMLS Options menu. Enter the
subscriber's ID, select the "Click Here to Begin" button, and change the patron's status
to "Active" or "Resume."
For further information contact:
Sylvia H. Dye
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