Recent Ideas in the Sandbox

All renewals start from due date instead of date of renewal

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 A patron requested having the renewals adjusted so that they don't lose time by renewing early. They get more time if they wait until the item is due, but said they are more likely to forget to renew if they wait.

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Bib record flag to require attached items to have a part assigned.

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Currently, you can have items that are assigned parts and items without parts attached to the same bib.  This can lead to holds issues with mulitiple queues forming depending on whether patrons choose a part or just place a title hold.  If even a single item has no part assigned, patrons can then place a title hold, resulting in situations where that single item is trying to fill a long list of title holds, while items with parts assigned are sitting on library shelves.  It's also very easy to forget to assign a part - on some older monitors, the parts dropdown is beyond the Read more »

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Ability to have customized parts order

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Some of our volumes have many parts. The parts seem to have gotten jumbled during migration, so sometimes their order looks random. It's worse than just decimal filing (1, 12, 13, 2,3, etc.). E.g., TCN 1802004 -- look at Jones Library holdings. Millennium had a function which allowed us to move parts and put them back in the correct order. We need this ability in EG too.

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Ability to cancel hold from item status without accessing patron record

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Creation of "temporary" copy locations

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This idea was originally submitted to MVLC as ticket #184, based on phone conversations and I believe Tom has done some work in this direction.

The general idea is to make it easier for staff to manage items that temporarily in different locations - like items on display, in the new book room, etc.  There are different use cases based on the context, so different interfaces or approaches might be ideal. Read more »

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Improved relevancy for auto-suggest suggestions

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 More likely suggested search terms should appear before search terms that are rarely used. http://masslnc.cwmars.org/node/2550#Auto_Suggest_Improvements

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Staff-friendly call number browse

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 A linear call-number browse list with no book jacket covers.

http://masslnc.cwmars.org/node/2550#Staff-Friendly_Call_Number_Browse

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Copy retains link to PO when it is transferred to another record

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When a copy is transferred from one bib record to another, it loses its link to the PO information.

Note: This is not a problem when merging two records together. We would need to test other scenarios to see if there are other cases where a copy could lose the link to the PO.

 

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Improved error reporting when uploading order records

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If an order record upload fails, the resulting error message is often a vague "ACQ_IMPORT_ERROR." This enhancement would result in improved error reporting.

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Method for handling standing order

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 There is no special functionality in Evergreen to support standing orders.

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Ability to quickly order more copies of a previously-ordered title

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If ordering a title that has been previously ordered, provide an option to order more copies that carries over some of the parameters (price, fund, etc.) of the prevously ordered line item.

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Improved view of funds

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A view of funds that shows all of the important information on one screen. Ideally, this would be a list of funds displaying the money available, the money encumbered, etc.

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The ability to add titles to a selection list/PO from multiple places in the catalog

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Currently, you can only add titles from the catalog to a selection list or PO by going to the bib record, selecting Actions for this record < View/Place Orders and then choosing your action on a separate screen (see below). 

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