Recent Ideas in the Sandbox

Show the system and branches' copy location filter on system level search or branch level search on TPAC Advanced Search page

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It would be ideal if both system and branch level copy location filters could be displayed and used on Advanced Search page on public catalogue, and user could search system's, all branches', or 1 branch's copy location as needed. 

There has been development work in this regard already, but I thought I would submit an idea as I do not find an exact match on this idea site. There is a Launchpad ticket.

See LP #1346381   https://bugs.launchpad.net/evergreen/+bug/1346381

 

 

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Add Part When Receiving Serial Issuance

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If units are created when receiving serial issuances, the user should have the option to add a part in addition to a barcode and call number.  If parts are used for patron placed holds, each issuance will need this data.  Staff should not have to input this data separately in the volume editor.

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Hemlock Mobile Android App Improvements

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We do an annual patron satisfaction survey each year, and each year, more patrons ask for an app - the Hemlock app created by Ken Cox is a good start and we hope to roll out a PINES-branded version soon. However, there are a number of additional features that we feel would provide added benefit to patrons: Read more »

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Discard/Weed Workflow Improvements

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When either weeding or finding individual items that should be removed from the collection, circulation staff need an easy and efficient way to mark items for discard/weed so that they can be sent to cataloging staff for further resolution. Currently, only staff with cataloging permissions can change an item status to discard/weed. Read more »

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Holds and suggested items

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After a hold is placed, we'd love to be able to provide other suggestions on the hold confirmation page (sort of like what amazon does after an order is placed).

This may not be feasible without a subscription to a third party added content service such as NoveList, but since NoveList provides recommendations from the item details page, perhaps we could also leverage that from the hold confirmation page.

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Hold routing in case of closure

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If a library is going to be closed (emergency closure, scheduled renovations, etc.) – we'd like a way to either route all holds that are to be picked up at that branch to a different branch, or an option to suspend holds that are to be picked up at that branch until after closure is finished.

Related – if a library shuts down, be able to control where new pickup location will be.

 

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Author Pages in Catalog

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New OPAC feature idea - generate author pages that display all the titles associated with that author that are in the collection, cross-link to alternate names (from see-alsos in authority records?), and maybe pull in some bio info via linked data from a third party?

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Allow libraries to update their own hours

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Currently, we cannot allow libraries to update their own hours (or contact info / addresses) because they are part of the org unit settings and we do not give the libraries permissions at that level. It would be helpful if this information were split out so that libraries could do this themselves, just as they can change their own library settings and their own closed dates.

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New Receipt for Pre-Cats

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When pre-cats are checked in, they give a pop-up message indicating the item should be fixed - it would be even better for our workflow if it would print out a routing slip / receipt so that it could be slipped in the book and sent to cataloging for cleanup.

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Improve error info for Deleted items

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If a barcode is scanned for an item that has been deleted, it would be helpful if the error message indicated the date that the item was deleted and the ID of the staff person who deleted it.

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Holds on missing items

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If an item has a hold on it and gets marked Missing, it should immediately retarget the hold.

If it is the last copy so cannot retarget the hold, it should cancel the hold and notify the patron.

 

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Add option to remove titles from My List after placing holds.

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When patrons place holds from their lists, give them a prompt with an option to remove the item from the list after placing the hold.

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Metaholds: Improve workflow

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Few patrons (or staff) ever click on the Advanced Hold Options link - if the metahold options were displayed differently, perhaps on the main hold screen rather than on a separate Advanced screen, I think they would be used more.

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Online payments: setting for minimum payment level

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Add a library setting to be able to require a minimum payment level. (Currently, this can only be modified in the code, and only for the entire consortium.)

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Survey Improvements

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When setting up the survey, if a date is added incorrectly, it doesn’t give error or save. A date picker would be nice.

Survey can’t start current day or in past (but doesn’t give error) – must hit reload to refresh the page and show the ability to add a question to a newly created survey.

 

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Offline / Standalone Client: Add ability to automate offline patron download

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Add the optional ability to schedule an automated download of the offline patron list in the background while logged into the client. This would save staff from having to remember to do it manually on a regular basis.

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Offline / Standalone Client: Remove bad scan without starting over

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If there is a mis-scan, add the ability to remove it without having to start over (the current "Delete Selected Transation" button does not function - it just gives an error that says "Not Yet Implemented.").

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Ability to Refine Search by Publication Date

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Add the ability to refine search results by publication year.

Perhaps a date slider that users can specify beginning and ending year for results.  

Or a facet with links for

last 5 years

last 10 years

custom year range

Known issue = consistency of extracting publication year from MARC data

 

 

 

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Customize e-content when scoped

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We subscribe to OverDrive and the Commonwealth eBook Collection: Axis 360, consortium wide.  

  Read more »

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More Flexible/Customizable Format Filters

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Currently in Evergreen, format filters sort alphabetically.  

Our libraries would like a way to group filters by type, perhaps with indented sub categories.  To have all the books falls together we have to name them all starting with  "Book..."  For example Book (all), Book (Braille), Book (large print), Book (regular print)..  For ebooks to fall with the books they have to be named "Book (electronic)" .  Some libraries may want to group the formats by physical items and electronic items. Read more »

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