[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Feature Question: Multilevel Holds
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. (
> ) 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
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