Marking Items as Damaged - Update

In Sierra, when viewing a patron's Checked-Out-Items, you will now see an orange button "Mark Damaged Item." OWLS staff (and other Innovative Libraries apparently) are still trying to understand the ramifications of using this status, particularly on how it integrates or doesn't with fines and notices. Until we can get a better understanding of how this status works, we are asking libraries not to use this function. We hope by the May AAC meeting that we will be able to understand (and explain) the implications of using this status, and discuss with you why a library may or may not want to use this feature. Thanks,