Patron Registration: When you finish entering a patron record, there should be an easy way to go directly into checkout for that patron.
This idea is ported over from the Google Moderator account which was previously used to track some development ideas. Originally suggested by Elizabeth Thomsen.
I am curious about one aspect of this:
If you just registered the patron, ideally you are still holding their new card in your hand. Is hitting F1 (or opening a new tab and hitting F1, or switching to a checkout tab, etc) and scanning the barcode (thus ensuring that things went in OK) really that difficult?
Yes, it is. The libraries want the absolute minimum number of clicks and mouse handling.
And you aren't still holding the card in your hand. You scanned the barcode, handed the patron the card and then entered the info into Evergreen. The patron has already put the card in their wallet, purse, bag, etc. And then you say, "oh, can I have that back please?"
Chelmsford Public Lib.