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Allow patrons to sort their "My List" by owning library

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I had a request from a patron who uses "My List" often. She would like to be able to sort by owning library so that when she goes to one library she can easily see what is available there at that time. If she goes to a different library the next day she could re-sort to see what is currently at that location.

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Under review

Integrate Syrup course reserves into Evergreen

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Integrate course reserves into Evergreen so that the course reserves system is directly retrieving users and copies from the Evergreen database rather than creating its own. Interfaces will also need to be rebuilt in AngularJS. We've been building work-in-progress requirements at http://masslnc.org/node/3181.

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Under review

Patron record loading

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Add a staff client interface to allow for batch loading of patron records. A set of requirements at https://wiki.evergreen-ils.org/doku.php?id=evergreen_for_academics:batch_patron_functions can be used as a starting point.

Although Evergreen sites can currently load patron records in batch using scripts, the addition of a staff client interface will enable individual libraries to load these records whenever they have a new file that's ready to load.

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Under review

Improvements to batch import of bib records

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This idea is to implement a queued ingest for the purposes of implementing improvements for batch importing bibliographic records. Currently, staff need to limit the number of records they can import at one time. Importing too large of a batch can cause timeouts or can cause slowdowns for all users because of the high load that occurs when records are being ingested. Read more »

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Under review

Improved Printing Options in Staff Client

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An example improvment would be ability to configure label templates to diverse outputs, e.g. sheets of labels or rolls or labels, directly in the staff client, without having to fiddle with forms or converters outside of Evergreen.

 

Current options are https://www.branchdistrictlibrary.org/professional/labels/

Or a mail merge in Windows.

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Under review

View Holds on a Title Record in Staff Client - filter by org unit

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-- Viewing the total list of holds 

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Under review

Show the system and branches' copy location filter on system level search or branch level search on TPAC Advanced Search page

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It would be ideal if both system and branch level copy location filters could be displayed and used on Advanced Search page on public catalogue, and user could search system's, all branches', or 1 branch's copy location as needed. 

There has been development work in this regard already, but I thought I would submit an idea as I do not find an exact match on this idea site. There is a Launchpad ticket.

See LP #1346381   https://bugs.launchpad.net/evergreen/+bug/1346381

 

 

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Under review

Better handling of Not Cataloged messages during barcode Upload From File

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The Item Status screen lets you enter barcodes or upload them from a file. When text that is not an item barcode is encountered a "Not Cataloged" dialogue is diplayed, which is appropriate when entering individual barcodes, but a disaster when uploading barcodes from a file. A file may contain hundreds of lines of text which are not valid item barcodes (even if they once were—the items may have been deleted) and requiring the user to aknowledge a dialogue box for each greatly diminishes the usefulness of this tool. Read more »

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In the attic

Add Part When Receiving Serial Issuance

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If units are created when receiving serial issuances, the user should have the option to add a part in addition to a barcode and call number.  If parts are used for patron placed holds, each issuance will need this data.  Staff should not have to input this data separately in the volume editor.

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Hemlock Mobile Android App Improvements

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We do an annual patron satisfaction survey each year, and each year, more patrons ask for an app - the Hemlock app created by Ken Cox is a good start and we hope to roll out a PINES-branded version soon. However, there are a number of additional features that we feel would provide added benefit to patrons: Read more »

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Under review

Discard/Weed Workflow Improvements

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When either weeding or finding individual items that should be removed from the collection, circulation staff need an easy and efficient way to mark items for discard/weed so that they can be sent to cataloging staff for further resolution. Currently, only staff with cataloging permissions can change an item status to discard/weed. Read more »

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Damaged Items - Workflow Improvements

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When a returned item is damaged, staff would like an easy option to charge the patron for the damage at time of check in. Staff would mark the item damaged and be given the three options of no charge, charge a variable amount in free text, or full item price and processing fee. Taking this action would also mark the item as damaged, making it invisible in OPAC searches and not holdable. When staff chooses the option to charge full price, if a price is entered in item attributes, either a default price or a price assigned at cataloging, the price is shown to staff but cannot be edited. Read more »

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In the attic

Holds and suggested items

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After a hold is placed, we'd love to be able to provide other suggestions on the hold confirmation page (sort of like what amazon does after an order is placed).

This may not be feasible without a subscription to a third party added content service such as NoveList, but since NoveList provides recommendations from the item details page, perhaps we could also leverage that from the hold confirmation page.

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Under review

Hold routing in case of closure

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If a library is going to be closed (emergency closure, scheduled renovations, etc.) – we'd like a way to either route all holds that are to be picked up at that branch to a different branch, or an option to suspend holds that are to be picked up at that branch until after closure is finished.

Related – if a library shuts down, be able to control where new pickup location will be.

 

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Author Pages in Catalog

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New OPAC feature idea - generate author pages that display all the titles associated with that author that are in the collection, cross-link to alternate names (from see-alsos in authority records?), and maybe pull in some bio info via linked data from a third party?

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Under review

Allow libraries to update their own hours

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Currently, we cannot allow libraries to update their own hours (or contact info / addresses) because they are part of the org unit settings and we do not give the libraries permissions at that level. It would be helpful if this information were split out so that libraries could do this themselves, just as they can change their own library settings and their own closed dates.

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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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Under review
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