Recent Ideas in the Sandbox

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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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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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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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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Patrons in collections - improve display

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Modify the display to make it more obvious when a patron is in collections.

We have policies related to patrons that are in collections (for instance, the patron must be referred to the library that sent them to collections to resolve their bill and clear their account) but the interface doesn't make it obvious that the patron is in collections so staff sometimes overlook the fact and don't follow the proper procedure.

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Citations

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Our libraries, especially the academics would like a cite option under tools.  Ideally it would give a basic citation in MLA and APA format that they could cut and paste into another tool or citation manager.  

I don't see a separate idea relating specifically to citations so I am adding it here.

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Under review

Enter ISBN into ISBN field in Item Status

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In item status, we would like to add our own ISBN to the ISBN box provided so that our items would be accurate. When we are replacing items or patrons are paying for them, this enhancement  would be very helpful in distinguishing the correct copy (hardcover or paperback) for replacement or payment.

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Ability to sort within the P.O.

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The ability to sort within the PO level of acquisitions. The Selection List level is already in alpha order, which is great. But it would be helpful (especially when some orders get to 80-90 items) to have either the same alpha sort as in the Selection List or the ability to sort ourselves as needed

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Patron Search default field - customizable

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Right now, when the “Patron Search” option is selected, the cursor defaults to the “Last Name” box. However, more often than not, the search is being performed using the patron’s library card and the bar code needs to be scanned in. Read more »

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Easier Way to get to View Holds

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Currently to find out where a patron falls in a list of requests for the same item, staff is restricted to first switching to “Show in Catalog”.  It would be an enhancement if staff could access this information whenever, and wherever, they are viewing the title of the item in question.  Particularly when in the “Hold” tab of the patron’s record. Read more »

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Closed Dates apply for same day in fine calculation

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It would be very helpful if the closed dates editor could allow for same day closings to be automatically be fine-free.  Closing on short notice because of bad weather or any type of emergency would then not penalize our patrons.

 

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Active search field on Hold Screen

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An active search field be available on the hold screen in order to eliminate using the dropdown menu to return to the OPAC view to continue searching for items.

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Articles ignored in sorting

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When sorting by title, "A", "An", and "The" are used when they are the first word, which is NOT helpful when trying to locate a title (reports, item status, patron record - holds and items checked out, and there may be other places). Read more »

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My List under Staff Login

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I'd like to see a list creation from capability from the staff login application to Evergreen.  At present, I have to login as a patron to create a list, for instance, for our book display.  It would be better to have that capability while logged into our staff access screens. Read more »

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My Library First in Library OPAC List (Global Catalog)

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We spend a lot of time toggling between Bibliomation global catalog and scrolling down to search in our catalog only. We would like an option of our library on top, followed by Bibliomation, followed by the rest of the list in the drop-down menu.

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Search Multiple Vendors in Acquisitions

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We would like an easy way to search multiple acquisitions vendors at once, get back availability and pricing information, and create an order for the best option.  

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E-mail improvement

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Instead of e-mailing a record to the e-mail associated with the account, allow the patron to insert an e-mail address.  It could auto-fill with the account e-mail, but allow it to be changed to send a record to someone else.

Instead of a subject line of "Bibliographic Records" autofill the subject line with the title of the record, with the option to alter, e.g. "to read" or "for Aunt Authra."  And allow option to add a note.

A e-mail option more like that in WorldCat.

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Under review

Improve Holds Stalling

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Because of Opportunistic Holds capture, an available item may be on the shelf at the pickup location but another library checks in an available copy and the item goes in transit to fill the Hold at the pickup location.  This is because the item at the other library is checked in before the pickup location checks in their copy.

Holds stalling stops other items from filling the Hold for x days giving the pickup location time to check in their copy.

Problem with currently stalling behavior: (Library Setting Soft Stalling Interval) Read more »

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