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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 »

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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.

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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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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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Add permalink widget to all OPAC search results pages

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Each OPAC record and search result page should have, at the least, a clearly labeled link to the permalink for that page. Even better would be a permalink widget which makes it easy to see and copy the permalink, and provides an explanation of it's purpose for those not familiar with the terminology. (WorldCat and Novelist both have widgets of this type.) Read more »

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Under review

Allow shorter urls for advanced search results

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If the URL is missing the _adv=1 parameter the search box may be populated incorrectly.
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Expired

Add "Move to.." functionality to My Lists in OPAC

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Currently, after a patron logs into the OPAC and opens one of her lists under My Lists, there are two choices in the "actions for these items" drop down list: "place hold" and "remove from list".

Sometimes patrons with multiple lists want to move items directly from one list to another.

The suggestion is to add "Move to.." as a choice in the dropdown and allow direct movement of items from one list to another.

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In the attic

Browse hold shelf improvement

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I suggest that when we choose Browse Hold Shelf we be given the option of choosing, before it starts listing everything on the hold shelf,  whether we want that or only the items due to be cleared.

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Under review

Establish a consistent interface in the Evergreen staff client

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I think Evergreen needs to be consistent throughout, about where it places function buttons such as "Print", "Modify", etc.. This could be done by creating what I call a style sheet, not to be confused with CSS, with which developers need to conform if they want their submissions accepted. It's a very long term project, but why not do something like set up a committee to work out a draft to be submitted to the larger community for approval. I know a consistent interface would make my job easier.

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In the attic

Change the way search results are prioritized

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Right now, results in a pac search are prioritized according to record density...Record density = the ratio of the keywords searched to the overall number of words in a record. One keyword appearing in a record of 100 words has a higher density than the same keyword appearing in a record of 200 words. Read more »

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In the attic

Improve the way browse search matches up headings

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When you do a browse search, the system displays a list of headings with the number of records for each.  The rules that it uses to match up headings for this display are quite strict, and include differences in case, spacing and punctuation.  If the system ignored these small differences when matching, it would result in a more concise and more useful display.

The only difference in these two titles is the space before the colon Read more »

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Under review

Improve display for browse search results with no matches

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If the user enters a browse search that doesn't match any headings in the index, the system now shows the alphabetical neighborhood of the words that were entered, with the closest match highlighted. 

It may not be clear to the user why we think that entry is a match, and we want the system to display a message like "Your title would be here" in the list.

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Under review

Add "Items per Page" section to search results

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I think this has been brought up before, but I couldn't find the previous idea.

I know patrons can set in their account how many items they'd like to appear on their search results page, but a patron asked that we also add this functionality to the non-logged-in search results page. Read more »

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Under review

Check for Existing Holdings when adding a copy

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I was wondering if it would be possible to have some kind of alert on a marc record that would show that you already have an item attached to that record. Right now, you have to go to Holdings Maintenance to check, an extra step.

The alert could be similar to OCLC which says your library already has a copy of this, maybe something in red in the record summary bar.

(Pepperell)

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In the attic

Search for Serials by Database ID

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Once the serial record is created we access it by looking up the database Id number attached to the title.  Searching for a database id currently involves going to Read more »

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Database ID
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In the attic

Unified editor shouldn't always delete volumes

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If you create an "on order" record with a temporary call number and then, upon receiving the item, replace the call number, Evergreen will delete the previous call number record and create a new one rather than just update the existing call number record. This behavior only occurs for catalogers using the unified volume/copy editor (used by a majority of catalogers in the MassLNC networks). If there are any volume-level holds on that first call numbers, those holds will then automatically cancel. Read more »

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In the attic
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