Recent Ideas in the Sandbox

Add an option to search ALL

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When working with a search filter with a list of options, it's possible to select individual one or more items from the list. However, it is not possible to say search ALL.

For example, if you are using a template for a recurring report of circulation by copy locations and select all the copy locations from the list, your report won't include copy locations that are added to the system after you set up your report. Read more »

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Improvements to the display of public bookbags

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Currently a user has no control over the format and layout for their shared lists. The default stylesheet looks very much like a catalog search page, with facets at the side and searchbox at the top, etc.  For some purposes, this might be appropriate, but it makes a pretty cluttered display if you're looking at this as a way to present a list of selected books. 

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The ability to add hold notes should be available from the Place Holds screen and other hold interfaces.

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When placing a hold for Tech Services, I used to be able to put in a note--i.e. "needs mending", "needs call number changed to xxx".  It would be nice to get this functionality back in Evergreen.

Edit - 7/25/16 - kml

Hold notes are available in Evergreen, but it is very difficult to find the place where you can add them. Staff must be looking at the detail view of the hold to add the hold note.  Read more »

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Improve Pagination on Search Results Screen

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There is currently no way to move more than a few pages ahead or to jump to the last page of results

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Allow staff running reports to select which columns appear

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Ultimately what we would like to be able to do is create a report template that had a flag like modifiable when turned on would allow staff running a report to choose to include or remove columns from the report.  For instance we have a title list report that inlcudes: author, title, publisher, call number, circ modifier, and shelving location.  One library runs the report and does not want the circ modifier to appear in the list.   They have the option to run the report without the circ modifier appearing. 

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Include closed dates and other factors in calculating hold shelf expiration date

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The system does not takes into consideration days that the library is closed when caclculating the hold shelf expiration date. This is not urgent but it is worth looking into so we don' get patrons that are unhappy if their items are pulled from the shelves "too early." Thanks.

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Inform user of timeout

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If a user login to the Staff Client has timed out and the user tries to access the Reports subsystem, the screen will just hang with the "loading" status displayed but not report that the login has actually timed out.  I think that this is a follow on to the awkwardness of reporting the timeout after a user goes through all the motions of setting up and then transmitting a transaction. Read more »

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Restore proper status when item checked in

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Scenario: We have many books with the status of storage. When the book gets checked out, we are asked if we want to force the action, which is check it out. Of course, when it is returned, the status of storage is gone. It would be great if the status would remain with the item through the check out and check in process.

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Restore fines accidentally deleted

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New patron registration goes directly to checkout

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Patron Registration: When you finish entering a patron record, there should be an easy way to go directly into checkout for that patron.

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Change the item detail display to make due date from last checkout is less prominent when item is checked in

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 Items that have been checked in and have an available status also state the most recent due date. The due date for the last patron who has returned the item. Due date should clear once it is no longer valid information. Confusing for patrons and staff.

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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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