[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Feature Question: Multilevel Holds

Paul Waak ptwaak at gmail.com
Thu Nov 13 10:25:16 EST 2008

Cool beans. Thanks for pointing this out.

On Nov 12, 2008, at 10:00 AM, Mike Rylander wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 4:24 AM, Paul Waak <ptwaak at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> We have frequent requests for titles at a scope higher than the  
>> bib record
>> level.  An example would be for any copy of The Bean Trees where  
>> hard back,
>> trade, mass market or large print is alright but an audiobook or  
>> an abridged
>> edition is not.
> This functionality has existed since day one in Evergreen, and is a
> feature we call metarecords.  See the "Group Formats and Editions"
> check box in the advanced search page.  The grouping of titles is
> based on a locally configurable fingerprint algorithm. (
> http://svn.open-ils.org/trac/ILS/browser/trunk/Open-ILS/src/ 
> javascript/backend/catalog/biblio_fingerprint.js
> )  To filter based on item type or form there are type and form
> filters both in the simple search (the formats dropdown, which
> defaults to "All Formats") and on the advanced search interface (Item
> Form and Item Type).  These are based on the bibliographic data in the
> MARC, so your cataloging must be complete enough to make use of them,
> but if you're talking about RDA then it should be, right? ;)
> This works not only for search but also for holds.  If when placing a
> hold you click on "advanced hold options" then you get to select one
> or more acceptable formats.  The titles involved are grouped in
> exactly the same way (using the mentioned fingerprint) as the "Group
> Formats and Editions" function on the advanced search page.
> With a one-line local change to one OPAC file, metarecord searches
> (grouping formats and editions) can be made the default.
> -- 
> Mike Rylander
>  | VP, Research and Design
>  | Equinox Software, Inc. / The Evergreen Experts
>  | phone:  1-877-OPEN-ILS (673-6457)
>  | email:  miker at esilibrary.com
>  | web:  http://www.esilibrary.com

Paul Waak
pwaak at yahoo.com

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