Libraries all have unique ways of handling lost statuses. At the moment, Koha allows libraries to remove a lost item from the patron's account when set to a lost status and also to not remove it. Great! However, we would like to see Koha go one step forward after the library chooses to not remove the lost item from the patron's account, to allow for the item to be removed at a later date. A preference would be to have the Batch Item Modification allow for libraries to change an item's lost status to another lost status, and also remove it from the patron's account. Using the batch item modification will allow for libraries to do this operation in bulk ! Currently, if a library has the option to credit the patron if they do return a lost item, the library has no way of telling Koha (at check-in) don't refund, don't remove the lost status, just remove it from the patron's account.
I would like to see this happen as well. Our library moved to fine free and we realized that the MarkLostItemsAsReturned preference actually returns the lost item removing the restriction from our Overdue notices. It would be great to have a way to remove items from patron's accounts without having to check-in the item. It would be even better if the process could be automated and not just added to batch item modification. Maybe a new preference to remove items marked as lost instead of returning them?
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 32019 ***