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Add "New Search" button to all screens during search (supplement or remove "Continue" option)

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Have "New Search" button available on every screen during a catalog search should user want to start over.  The "continue" option that appears after a hold is placed does not facilitate a new search (just brings user back to previous item).

Status: 
Under review

Have LC call numbers in item records appear as they would on a spine label

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To help patrons find items in LCC libraries, the call numbers should be displayed in the OPAC with Cutters "stacked" as they would appear on an item's spine label.

It's confusing for patrons to see the call number presented in a linear way that doesn't look like what they see on the shelf.

Status: 
Under review

Add publisher field to advanced search option

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A number of our libraries have asked for the ability to create a publisher index that is a search option in Advanced Search.  The field would be useful when searching for media (CDs and DVDs) when the UPC code doesn’t turn up search results.  

The publisher information that in included in the keyword search doesn't seem to include the 264 field subfield ‘b’ for publisher information in the records cataloged in RDA.

 

 

Status: 
In the attic

My Lists: Add multiple items from one search screen simultaneously

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A library staffer wrote:

"I was creating a list from the PAC the other day. What a pain! I would love to be able to check the items on a single PAC page that I want and THEN load them to a list. Any chance?"

 

 

Status: 
Planned development

Problem linking from patron holds to catalog for items we don't own

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I encounter this situation regularly, but a recent experience is a good example of this problem.  A patron called to check her position in a hold queue, so I went into her account holds screen.  From there I was able to tell her she was #1 on the list, but she said when she placed the hold there were three copies and wanted to know why her hold hadn't been filled yet. Read more »

Status: 
Completed development

Incorporate frequency of unstemmed search terms into relevance ranking

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Search results that contain exact matches for the search terms should be ranked higher than those that contain aproximate matches. This would mean that while "Financial fitness for life" and "Loan financing guide for small business owners" should both be considered matches for "financing", the latter should be considered the better match because the word "financing" appears as entered.

(By the way, none of the quotation marks above are part of a search query—they are only there to distinguish the boundaries of the search terms and titles discussed.)

Status: 
Under review

Notification of Online Payments for Billed Items

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If a patron pays for a billed item in person at a library, the staff can record the item that was paid for and send a reciept to cataloging to have the item reordered. If a patron instead pays for the lost/billed item through their account online, no notifications are sent to inform library staff that the item is permanently out of circulation and not going to be returned. If these paid items could be documented in a list and a report sent to library staff so we can know which items to reorder that would be helpful.

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In the attic

"extra" information on records should be incorporated into main display

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In all three MassLNC catalogs there is a section of "extra" information (in the html it can be found in a div with id="rdetail_extras_div"). Depending upon the record, this section may or may not have useful content, but either way, its content is hidden by default. Clicking on a heading within it will display the "content", although this content may be empty, or may be no more than a link (so that the patron must click yet again to reach the content)..

This is a terrible user experience for a number of reasons: Read more »

Status: 
In the attic

Restrict pickup location for holds on items that should not go in delivery (musical instruments, e-readers, etc.)

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Many libraries have nontraditional collections which may include unusual circulating items such as musical instruments, e-readers, or power tools. Because it is generally undesirable to have these materials go in the delivery, most libraries have made these items non-holdable. If a library still wishes to have a waiting list for these items, they are forced to improvise a local system (most likely a notebook or spreadsheet) to keep track of such requests. Read more »

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Status: 
In the attic

Spine Label Information

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 On the Spine Lables page (easily accessed by right clicking on an item [in Item Status or Holidings Maintenance] and choosing "Print Spine Labels"), there are many choices for customizing the information included on the Pocket Label, but no control for customizing the information on the Spine Label.  

It would be helpful to have check-boxes in the Spine Label section to include/disclude (at least) the following information:

CN Prefix
CN Suffix
Part

Custom: [ __________________ ] Read more »

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Spine Label
Status: 
Under review

enable "save list configuration" in all screens

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Status: 
In the attic

show barcode on patron search by name result screen

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In the attic

Decision Support System

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I would envision this to be web pages using the staff login for authentication that would display a configurable set of reports on a single or multiple page which would be configuration and provide totals.  For instance,  staff would login to their account and see a page that displays their hourly circulation figures, holds filled, open holds and provides totals for each table on a single page.  Another page could be set up to time to fill holds and holds ratios. Read more »

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Under review

Add "switch to Preferred" quick feature for seach limiting

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This suggestion might highlight the depths of my laziness, but it occurred to me tonight that it would be nice to have a quick way to switch between just my library and the entire consortium when searching (which is something I do constantly throughout the day). Read more »

Status: 
In the attic

Change alert messages

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Allow the message function to apply to either "your" library or to all libraries so the alert message doesn't have to go into the edit box. This would provide the library name, the person's initials and date. 

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In the attic

Allow Accelerated Reader searching by range

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It would be nice to be able to do a search by Accelerated Reader ranges (Accelerated Reader shows up in MARC 526a, the range in 526c). An example search would be for Accelerated Reader 2.4 through 3.2 for dinosaurs. The library that brought this up to me said this was a feature of the Follett system used in the Newton School Catalog. From the screenshot I saw, the feature is in Follett Destiny.

Status: 
Under review

display money owed by breaking down fines vs. repalcement cost

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I'd like the top of the screen where "bills" are displayed on patron record to say FINES: 5.00, BILLED ITEMS:  30.00, MANUALLY PLACED FINES: 3.00 so it is clearer for staff to see what's going on right away.  Read more »

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Under review

Permission checkpoint is needed for editing due dates of non-owned items

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For consortia with circulation policies based on the library that owns the item, there needs to be a way to set permissions such that users cannot edit due dates on items owned by other libraries in the consortium.

The Launchpad bug is here:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/evergreen/+bug/1378025

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Status: 
Under review

Allow a "quick-request" option for placing holds

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I know this is definitely a nice-to-have wishlist type item, but a patron asked for it and it seemed useful.  The patron wanted to be able to select which parts (in his case, of DVD television series) to request right from the search results screen, instead of having to click through multiple pages.

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Status: 
Under review
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