# Always use shorthand in biblatex-chicago

I've been informed by my publisher that if I'm using a shorthand for a work, I should use it for every citation, including the first one. (Obviously, the full reference will appear in the list of shorthands and in the bibliography.) The closest I've seen to this question is here, but the solution for biblatex (verbose) of course doesn't work with biblatex-chicago.

MWE:

\documentclass[12pt]{memoir}

\usepackage{filecontents}
\begin{filecontents*}{jobname.bib}
@book{lastname98,
author = {Firstname Lastname},
title = {A Book},
shorthand = {Book},
date = {1898},
}
\end{filecontents*}

\begin{document}

\printshorthands

Have a sentence.\autocite{lastname98}

\printbibliography

\end{document}


User laudecir requested a way to present a shorthand even in the first citation of a given work. The new shorthandfirst option in the notes & bibliography style can be set to true either in the preamble or in individual entries, and should make this functionality simpler to activate than the \shorthandcite command.
And indeed \usepackage[notes,shorthandibid,backend=biber,addendum=false,sorting=nyt,giveninits=true,useprefix=false,shorthandfull,shorthandfirst]{biblatex-chicago} results in: