Permanent Reserves in Ares
Our library has a small selection of permanent print reserve items, and we're wondering the best way to handle them in Ares so that they don't shift to the the 'Item Removed' queue at the end of the semester. The items are assigned to specific courses that recur every year, but do not run for the full year (e.g. the same textbook is put on Reserve every year for Organic Chemistry, which is always offered in the Winter semester of January-April).
The obvious solution is to create a "Permanent" semester code with an end date far, far in the future that would keep materials perpetually active. However, we don't want that option to appear as available to instructors when creating their courses, and it creates a problem if these permanent courses have non-permanent Reserves as well.
We've considered manually changing the course dates, but that again doesn't help if there are non-permanent Reserves assigned to the course, and it doesn't make sense for the materials to be assigned to an open-ended course that dates back years.
Is there a function for permanent reserves in Ares that we're not seeing? Does anyone have suggestions for workarounds?