New items are generally shelved in the main browsing area (znan) for 4 months. When processing carts of material coming off new, keep an eye on the number of holds each title has. For STAR copies:
- if there are 10+ holds, simply replace the month sticker (add 2 months to the date when the item went on new, not when it came down) and send the item back up
- if there are 50+ holds, consider going out 3 months from the existing sticker
For example: An August STAR book comes down to be taken off new. It still has 25 holds. Replace the August sticker with an October sticker, leave STAR in the call number and znan in the location field, and send the title back upstairs.