Lemmer, Catherine clemmer at library.IN.gov
Tue Dec 1 13:14:45 EST 2009

No, even before I even get to deciding what I want to do with the contents of the buckets. For me, I can pull up a title and usually just by eyeballing guess that there is at least 4 or 5 records that will match from the initial screen. I'd like to be able to click a check box and load them into a record bucket rather than open each to get to the "actions for this record." 

For example, do an advanced search limited to books, "swimsuit" "patterson" and group formats.  You get 8 results. You have a good shot of guessing from the title screen results that items 2,5, 7 and 8 could be merged based on title, author, publisher, copyright, page number and size. If from that screen you could just click little boxes and load a record bucket for merges it would go a lot faster than opening each and clicking "actions for this record"
It is faster to eliminate non-mergable items from the display screen once you click "merge" than to open each record and load it to the bucket by clicking "actions for this record" "add to bucket" etc. 

Now it is highly possible that there is a faster way that I just don't know about. 


-----Original Message-----
From: open-ils-general-bounces at list.georgialibraries.org [mailto:open-ils-general-bounces at list.georgialibraries.org] On Behalf Of Jason Etheridge
Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2009 12:57 PM
To: Evergreen Discussion Group
Subject: Re: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Buckets

On Tue, Dec 1, 2009 at 12:50 PM, Lemmer, Catherine
<clemmer at library.in.gov> wrote:
> One aspect of buckets I would like to see is an easier way to load the
> buckets.  For example, when merging records. If the records display with
> a little check box next to the record, one could just check the likely
> candidates and load them in rather than having to open each record and
> load it from the "actions for this record."

You mean you'd like for the various "batch" actions to have the option
of being selective rather than automatically affecting everything
within the bucket?

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