Recent Ideas in the Sandbox

Add prefixes to the transit list

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It would be very helful for the TRANSIT LIST to include call number 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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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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Ability to search prefixes and parts

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This is important in the staff client as well as the public opac.

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Ability to move all holdings from one record to another in a single step.

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Ability to create Copy Buckets by searching fields other than Barcode

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Currently, we can only search for copies to add to a bucket by Barcode.   Reports are more for statistical purposes, we need Buckets to be more interactive and flexible to make it easier for us to do small database maintenance projects when we do not have the item barcode (if we had the barcode, we could use Item Status!)

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Display fund name when showing the fund details

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(i.e. Fund Details (BW Adult Fiction)) the fund is only identified on the Summary tab so if you are interrupted when in Allocations, Debits, or Tags you cannot tell what fund you are in when you return to it without going back to Summary

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Sticky displays for providers, funds, and fund sources

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While in a Provider, have the tabs "sticky" so the last tab opened remains as the default displayed on opening that Provider until changed;  give columns within the tabs the same flexibility as above (picker, rearrange, adjustable, sorting)
 
While in Fund Details, have the tabs "sticky" so the last tab opened remains as the default displayed on opening that Provider until changed;  give columns within the  tabs the same flexibility as above (picker, rearrange, adjustable, sorting)
 
Allow locally-selected default for Contex

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Next and previous buttons for provider navigation

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From within a Provider, allow quick maneuvering to Next Provider or Previous Provider without returning to the list (next/previous from the current list in use entire or filtered)

 

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Next and previous buttons in fund navigation

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From within a Fund, allow quick maneuvering to Next Fund or Previous Fund without returning to the list (next/previous from the current list in use entire or filtered)

 

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Full sorting of the entire list of purchase orders

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Currently, the list of POs or Invoices shows 15 at a time. However, if a library has more than 15 POs or Invoices and uses the sort function, Evergreen only sorts the first page not the entire list.

 

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Provide a method to cancel and fully delete a purchase order

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The caveats to this are that is should  provide warnings and other restrictions on deleting orders sent and already invoiced.  There is the cancelled "deleted" option but it is still in the system and coming up in PO lists.

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Automatic extension of hold expiration date when uncancelling a hold

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When a hold is uncancelled the hold expiration date should be extended . The new expiration date should be the current date plus the default hold expiration period, i.e. an uncancelled hold should expire no sooner than a newly placed hold would if it were placed on the same day as the orininal hold was uncancelled.

This would be particularly helpful when uncancelling holds that have expired. The current behavior, in which they imeadiatly recancel, is remarkably unhelpful.

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Results sort by title should include subtitles, part names, part numbers, etc.

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Can title sort on the results screen include field 245, subfields n & p as part of the index?  (245b subtitle as well.)

For example: I limited my search to Chelmsford Public Library, and searched keyword encyclopedia britannica.  Then I sorted by title, A-Z.

All the New Encyclopedia Britannica titles are collated, but they aren't in alpha/numeric order by volume (in this case, all volume info was put into subfield n (part number; subfield p is part name).

They display in this order:

v. 32, Index, L-Z
v. 31, Index, A-K
v. 20
v. 24 Read more »

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In MARC edit, tab should skip field numbers, indicators and subfields.

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When adding or editing a MARC record, tabbing through the bib is very tedious.  Yes, you can use your mouse to click to the right spot, but tabbing would be much faster than using the mouse, if tabbing skipped the stuff that you don't usually edit.

Going from the keyboard to the mouse and back again is slow, tabbing & arrowing is faster for entering data.

 

Vickie Turcotte

Chelmsford PL

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Public bookbag usage stats

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I'm not sure if this is already possible or not, so I guess this is part question and part development idea. 

Our staff creates a lot of public bookbags as readers advisory tools - Teen vampire books, John Grisham read-a-likes, etc. - and then integrates them into our website.  This takes a lot of work, so we'd like to be able to evaluate whether or not patron use justifies the staff investment.  Usage stats could also potentially indicate which lists are most popular, which could then guide the creation of additional lists. Read more »

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Easy way to search for videos with captions, subtitles, or other content for the deaf and hard of hearing

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It is currently possible to find some of these materials by doing a keyword search, but only if the user can anticipate every way in which this might have been described on the record. It would be great if there were a check box or drop down that would make it easier to find these materials, without the user having to understand how they were cataloged.

(This page from Evergreen Indiana shows some of the many ways this information might appear on a record.)

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Better Management Options for Copy Location Groups

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We use copy location groups at both the consortium and system level  -- for example, there is a copy location group for all the children's collections in NOBLE, and a copy location group for all the children's room copy locations at the Salem Public Library.

 

1. More granular permissions for copy location groups Read more »

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Display options for copy notes

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The system currently displays public copy notes on a new line below the other item information.  This makes the list of items longer, which can be a real issue for bibs with lots of items and lots of copy notes, pushing other items out of view. 

For items with public notes, we would like different options depending on scope of the search:

Within a scoped search, the full public note of items should display on a separate line, similar to the way they do now.  (We do not currently have public notes displaying in NOBLE.) Read more »

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Missing Status does not automatically trigger outstanding holds

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If an item has the status "missing", but it's later found and checked in (either because it was actively searched for, or randomly crossed a circ desk), it will not trigger any outstanding holds, even if it's the only available copy in the system. You can turn on the checkin modifiers to "Retarget All Statuses" and "Retarget Local Holds" but that only works on local holds, not holds from other locations, and of course a missing item might cross the circ desk without anyone knowing it was previously marked missing, so you might not have those modifiers turned on in the first place.

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