Hardy, Elaine ehardy at georgialibraries.org
Tue Dec 1 13:43:58 EST 2009


Easier sharing would be very nice. We would like to be able to rename buckets. We would also like the bucket list, both in the interface and the list of bucket to choose when adding to it, to be in alphabetical order. We would like to be able to scan items directly into a bucket. 

If you remove items or titles from a bucket, you have to refresh several times in order for them to actually be removed. I have not tested to see if the removed title can still be merged. Also, you often have to refresh several times to get titles added to the buckets to show up in the bucket. If they are not displaying in the bucket, when you click on merge titles, they won't be one of the records to be merged and won't merge. But will display in the bucket if syncing is resolved. (I reported this bug sometime ago, but not under the current helpdesk system so it probably has been lost. It is something I intend to report but have not had the time to write up yet). 


J. Elaine Hardy 
PINES Bibliographic Projects & Metadata Manager 
Georgia Public Library Service 
1800 Century Place, Ste 150 
Atlanta, Ga. 30345-4304 

404.235-7201, fax 
ehardy at georgialibraries.org 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jason Etheridge" <jason at esilibrary.com> 
To: "Evergreen Discussion Group" <open-ils-general at list.georgialibraries.org> 
Sent: Tuesday, December 1, 2009 12:34:00 PM 
Subject: Re: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Buckets 

On Tue, Dec 1, 2009 at 11:53 AM, Hardy, Elaine 
<ehardy at georgialibraries.org> wrote: 
> Personally, there are other problems with buckets that are much more 
> pressing that I would rather have handled than this. 

Hey Elaine, 

I'm just sounding folks out, not necessarily committing any of my free 
time to development on these things. The set versus non-set question 
came up when we were first implementing buckets; I'd like to see if 
conditions have changed. 

What sort of problems are you thinking of? 

The big one in my mind is that buckets are manipulated locally on the 
client side and that's just not scalable past a hundred or so items 
the way things are implemented now. However, there is sponsored work 
going on right now for implementing the server-side "meat grinders" 
that we always wanted for batch changes on the server-side. That's 

I'd also like to see better mechanisms for sharing and managing 
buckets, and an easy way to turn a bucket into a book bag and vice 
versa (they're implemented the same way in the database). I also want 
to finish the experiment with the search mechanism embedded in the 
record buckets interface. 

What I'd _really_ love to see is a way for patrons to "consume" 
bookbags that are shared by other patrons. For example, if I could 
pass you a URL for one of my bookbags, and you could magically copy 
that into a personal bookbag of your own, that would be awesome. 

Jason Etheridge 
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