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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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Under review

Edit Activation Date option while Placing Hold

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When placing a hold that the patron does not want in a while, please create an option to edit the activation date right on the request page.

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Planned development

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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Under review

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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Status: 
Under review

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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Status: 
Under review

Local holds

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Holds to be placed on local items only and not go to out of town if local library owns it even if the item is out.

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Status: 
In the attic

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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Status: 
Under review

Lost Items in Items Out

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On a patron’s record, when an item ages to “Lost” and a bill is generated, the item title doesn’t appear in the “Items Out” section of the patron’s” record.  It only appears if you click on “Bills”. Read more »

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Status: 
In the attic

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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Under review

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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Status: 
Under review

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

Preferred Name

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I looked over this site, but I could not find whether or not this has been addressed but I think that we need a preferred name field in Evergreen.This would help us to better address the needs of transgender patrons. I am an Assistant Director in a lower socioeconomic area, and would like to be able to address Ethan's transistion while his ID currently says Sarah. We currently put this information in the notes field, but I feel it does not address the issue properly. 

 

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Status: 
In the attic

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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Status: 
Under review

Ability to do batch call number updates from copy buckets

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This was originally part of the idea submitted at http://masslnc.org/node/2961. I'm separating it out so that people have an opportunity to show support for each distinct idea.

Currently, you can only do batch item attribute updates from a copy bucket. This request is to allow users to perform batch call number updates from a copy bucket too.

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Status: 
Under review

Please consider an easy way to retrieve a list of items returned by patrons within the last 24-48 hours.

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We've had several circumstances arise where a quick way to find this out would have been helpful, from having a patron leave an important document in a book she returned--and we already checked in--and cannot recall the  book's title or author...to patrons who cannot recall the last episode they watched of a dvd.  YES, we always advise people to turn on their READING HISTORY (but these folks usually have not done that yet) and YES, we may be able to get someone to run a report, but this does not help the patron standing there...not all staff know how to run reports. 

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Status: 
In the attic

Offline Circulation - improve error handling

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Allow check outs to go through for many situations that now result in an exception to be handled after the upload processing.  Allow the user the ability to reload rejected items.  Customize override or configure exceptions.  

 

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Status: 
Under review

Allow users to open search results in new tabs

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I'd like to be able to open item record pages from a search into a new Evergreen tab. Often in a search I have several items from a page of results that I want to compare, or just be able to view them concurrently. As it is, the only way I've found to do this is to run the same search in multiple tabs, which is time-consuming and unwieldy.

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Status: 
Under review

"Limit to Available" should work even when search results are from an "expert" search

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Currently "Limit to Available" fails to eliminate unavailable items when applied to an "expert" search (i.e. that is one that uses marc fields and subfields). This limitation should be removed.

If for some reason this limitation can not be removed, the "Limit to Available" option should at least be hidden when it cannot be used.

Status: 
Under review

In-house use statistics should be visible when viewing item details

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Evergreen's "Record In-House Use" function keeps statistics on items used within the library. These stats do not show on the item details pages. They can only be retrieved by running a report. It would be useful if in-house use statistics were visible on the item details screen and ideally also as a pickable column.

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Status: 
Under review

Give an option to update contact info from the Place Hold page

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This was suggested to me by circ staff here.

It should be possible to update contact info either directly from the Place Hold page or else give staff the option of opening the patron's account directly from the page.  Staff may not always start from a patron's account when placing a hold and may not catch an out of date phone number/email.  The Place Hold page should also display the current phone number on the account, too.  It's a strange omission.

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Status: 
Under review
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