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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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Under review

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).

Status: 
Under review

Select multiple items from search results to place holds

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Our patrons would like to be able to select multiple items from a search results page and place holds on all of them rather than having to go through several steps for each one.

(Also - place them on a list as in http://masslnc.org/node/3132, and also print the selected ones or export them as a CSV)

 

 

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Planned development

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.

Status: 
Under review

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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Under review

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.

Status: 
Under review

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.

Status: 
Under review

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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Under review

Option to copy notifications to Patron Message Center

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We would like an option to add copies of certain types of notifications to the Patron Message Center at the same time they are emailed out. This would partially assist with the problem of emails getting lost in spam filters, particularly for patrons who use certain email services that are notorious for not allowing our emails through (ahem, AOL).

I would like to see it as an option on the Notifications/Action Triggers screen for each type of notification.

Status: 
In the attic

Mark records in search results to add to a list

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Our libraries would like the ability to select multiple records in search results and add them to a list.  

This development will need to determine how this would work with existing Add to List links (i.e. would there be checkboxes instead of links that users could select one or multiple records?)

Status: 
In the attic

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.

Status: 
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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Under review

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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Status: 
Under review

Ability to add more status codes

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Please add the capability to add more status codes to Evergreen such as Display.  We would love to be able to add these codes now and in the future.

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Status: 
In the attic

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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Status: 
Under review

Owning Library can't mark items lost paid for by other libraries

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The owning library should have the ability to mark an item "Lost". Read more »

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Status: 
In the attic

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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Status: 
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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Status: 
Completed 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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Status: 
Under review

Active search field on Client View Holds screen

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An active search field should be available on the record View 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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Under review
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