Jason Etheridge jason at esilibrary.com
Thu Dec 3 13:32:09 EST 2009

On Tue, Dec 1, 2009 at 1:14 PM, Lemmer, Catherine
<clemmer at library.in.gov> wrote:
> 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."

Ah, this is where I was heading with the Record Query experiment
buried in the Record Bucket interface, except using a list with
columns like most of the staff client interfaces, instead of the
embedded OPAC.  It's not complete, and currently has a hard-coded cap
on the number of results (I believe 100), and it only has a single
search box, though it re-uses the same advanced search syntax as the
OPAC (harry -potter subject:fiction etc.).  I didn't want to
re-implement the whole OPAC, so my intention was to add a MARC View
button to the list and leave it at that.

But you can copy selected titles from multiple search results into a
staging area, and then from the staging area into selected buckets.

If that's a good direction to continue heading, I'd love for someone
to champion it.  But staff and patrons alike would benefit from things
like checkboxes in the main OPAC.

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