Recent Ideas in the Sandbox

Switch the offline upload and process buttons to reflect the workflow

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It would be nice if the location of the Process and Upload buttons for uploading offline sessions could be switched so they match the steps of the procedure we need to use for sending in transactions. They way they are set right now, with the Process button right next to the Create button, it is much to easy to attempt to process all the transactions before finishing uploading all the circ stations.

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Show initial checkout date for checked out items not renewal dates

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Our libraries found that when we or a patron renews an item, the renewal date overrides the original check-out date. They would rather have the original check-out date than a renewal date. 

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Select a specific receipt or range when printing receipts of historical bills

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When printing a receipt from the historical bills screen to send to an owning library when a patron has paid for a lost item, it would be nice to be able to select a specific receipt or range of receipts to print rather than being forced to print every bill the patron has ever paid. 

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Allow Hold Suspension after Hold is Trapped

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Currently staff and patrons can suspend and reactivate holds, which is convenient. However, once a hold has been trapped and fulfilled with a specific item, suspension is no longer allowed. Many patrons don't realize they might want to suspend something until after it's too late, and they already been contacted. Then they realize, "Oh drat, I don't have time to read/watch that. Read more »

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Resend Bills

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A C/W MARS member library thinks it would be useful to have more patron billing options: A module to resend all bills not yet paid right click on a billed item in a patrons items out screen and have a "resend bill option" 

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Provide for the ability to delete barcodes in patron records

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Offline Circ Loan Durations

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Using EG offline; checked out DVDs. Everything is checked out with a 3 week return date whether it be a 7 day book, DVD, periodical, etc.; patron's receipt reflects this. Materials uploaded when online. System makes due date 7 days from checkout date. Patron (offline) receipt says one date; (online) system determines another. 

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Improving linked patrons display of holds

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When we bring up all patrons in one linked group, it would be really handy to have a column called HOLDS READY or something with a number telling us how many holds are ready, or 1-3...so we could quickly see if any family members have holds to pick up. that is the way the children's dept. here uses linked patrons, to get all the holds for all the kids in the family at the same time. We tried the column   alert message   but it shows nothing. Would be so much easier and faster than having to go into each record... 

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Greater control on the length of strings appearing on receipts

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In the children's room, when a patron checks out a large stack of books, the receipt printer prints some of the titles, cuts the receipt, prints more titles, and cuts again. We followed the instructions that are posted about how to adjust the length of the printed receipt, but it didn' fix the problem. Thank you! 

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Fines need better names

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Fine names are not descriptive. The fine type  grocery   should be  manual fine   and it should be easier to tell the difference between overdues, bills, and other types of autogenerated fines from the current bills list.

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Consistency of terms in the client

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 We would like to see the same terms used on the patron registration-information data sheet. The left area uses the terms   mailing address and   physical address   (in purple). When editing patron records where there is a PO box and a street address, the terms   mailing   and   billing   are used.

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Option for global application of copy notes

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Whilst participating in a reference-to-circulating re-cataloging project, I've noticed that it isn't currently possible to add an internal (non-public) copy note (i.e., "Ref. to Circ. 3/2014") to a batch of items either in the "Item Status" page or in "Buckets." It would be helpful to have this functionality.

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Autofill permission group and home library based on zip code and other information

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When registering a patron or updating an expired card, there are two areas where staff commonly make mistakes: Main Permission Group and Home Library field. In the address field, typing in the Zip Code automatically fills in the town, county, state and country.
 
Couldn't we have something similiar for the Main Permission Group? When type in the patron's Date of Birth the Main Permission Group is automatically filled in? For Home Library, couldn't that also be based on the Zip Code?

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Auto add identification number to barcode

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When registering an academic patron, it is necessary to add the student ID as a second barcode. It would be very helpful to automate this process if possible as adding two barcodes is time consuming and not so intuitive. I can think of two possible solutions that might be possible. First, there is a field for student ID (the Primary Identification field) that staff fill in. Perhaps when Primary Identification Type is set to College ID when registering a new patron, it could make the Primary Idenification a second barcode. Read more »

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Allow for a separate auto-print setting for transit and hold slips

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Add prefixes to the transit list

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It would be very helful for the TRANSIT LIST to include what in MILCIRC we called prefixes. I print this list out and take it to the shelves to look for these items. With only a call number showing (Smith) I do not know if it is FICTION, MYST., SCI FIC, PICTURE BOOK, BOOK ON CD, POETRY, DRAMA...etc. I have to look up each item before going to the shelves! Thanks for upgrading this and including more of the real call number (like it appears in the catalog) The good thing is that it tells me which library the item is in transit from, in English, with no code!

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Print MARC records with copy information

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Print all fields from the copy record itself or the item status screen

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Improve z39.50 interface

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  • Provide the ability to add local results to record buckets from the z39.50 screen (currently have to show in catalog, then add--for each record).
  •  Include additional search query options:  Standard Number (024) and Music Number (028) .
  •  Provide the ability to set default results display to show all "native" results plus 10 OCLC and have "Fetch More Results" fetch in batches of 10 (currently shows and fetches OCLC in batches of 5)
  • Allow double click on a search result to open the record in MARC View.
  • Include option to Show in Cata

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Display other record number in formation on the item status screen

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Some numbers in particular include OCLC, ISBN and LCCN.

 

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Add Active Date to the Column Picker

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The column picker is Item Status, Copy Buckets, etc., currently includes Date Created, but not Date Active.  For libraries using Acquisitions, it's the active date that determines when the item was added to the collection, and it would be helpful to be able to see it and sort by it in these tables.

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