Recent Ideas in the Sandbox

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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Under review

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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Under review

Customize e-content when scoped

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

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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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Pre-Cats: Add another field to store call number

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The pre-cat function currently has a field for ISBN, but that's not particularly useful for PINES libraries and our staff are instructed to put the item call number (assuming it exists) into that field.

We'd like to add a Call Number input field there to store it. One problem to watch out for is that the current functionality may be storing "UNCATALOGED" in the call number field.

 

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Patron Self-Registration: Improve pending registration findability

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Currently, you have to know which location the patron selected when they filled out the patron self-registration form. If the patron chose the wrong location, there is not an easy way to find the pending application.

We would like to be able to display all pending applications for a system, or all pending applications for the consortium.

It would also be nice to be able to search for a pending application.

 

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New Setting: Require Parent/Guardian Field

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We would like to be able to require the parent/guardian field to be filled in if a new patron is a juvenile (presumably, this would have to be a setting, since not all Evergreen libraries may want this functionality).

 

 

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Patron Self-Registration: Zip Code Population

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It would be useful for the patron to be able to enter the zip code and have it populate the city/state (would need to be editable, since zip codes sometimes cross borders).

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Under review

Library Info Pages: Display Children

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The library info pages (for example, https://gapines.org/eg/opac/library/ROCK) currently link to parent relationships, but not to children relationships.

When viewing a system-level page, it would be helpful to include links to each of the branches for that system.

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Under review

Library Info Pages: Display Upcoming Closed Dates

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Add upcoming closed dates to the library info pages that are visible in the OPAC - they currently show default hours, but not closures.

Example page: https://gapines.org/eg/opac/library/ROCK-NG

 

 

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Under review

Facet: By audience

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We'd like to be able to filter by audience type (juvenile, adult, etc - same options that there are on the advanced search screen) via a facet on the search results screen.

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Under review

Facet: By language

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It would be useful to have a facet option on the search results page to filter the search results by language.

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Under review
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