[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] ***SPAM*** Re: ***SPAM*** translation for Evergreen in launchpad

David Marien davidmarien at freenet.de
Sat Mar 27 17:30:38 EDT 2010

Hello everybody,

I have another question about the meaning of a term.

patron home library: in german "patron" can mean client/customer or
something like regular customer. 

Is a home patron libary a libary that request a book or is it a libary
that holds a book that is requestet by other libaries.

I would prefer the last thing but you are the experts. 

thank you for your help.

David Marien. 

Am Samstag, den 27.03.2010, 14:57 +0100 schrieb David Marien:
> Hello everybody,
> this is hopefully the right place for my questions.
> I am working on the german translation of Evergreen in launchpad
> Therefore I need an explanation of a term that is used in your App.
> What is meant by bookbag? It´s wider meaning is not clear for me in this
> context. 
> Is it a kind of category? (all books of cars, stamps etc)
> Is it a kind of personalization? ( all books of Jim, Sam etc)
> Is it something, I did not thougt about?
> For non-native speakers it is sometimes hard to translate such kind of
> metaphors.
> Another problem is this textpassage:
> > Holds lists are not as simple as'first come, first served.' A complex
> > matrix combining 
> > consideration of item ownership, patron home library, and item
> > purchase date determines priorities for holds; the list is dynamic,
> > changing with every hold placed. Therefore, any indication of a place
> > in the 
> > holds list would be inaccurate. The holds system is designed to 
> > obtain a requested item in the fastest and most efficient way
> > possible. Your library will contact you when you hold items become 
> > available.
> I will explain it in my words. Please correct me if I am wrong.
> Holds lists  are lists that allow you to administrate an inventory of a
> libary. If a new "group" of books (holds) was added, this list is
> changing. A complex  matrix in combination with some properties e. g.
> ownership, patron home libary or purchaise date allow you to define
> priorities for the holds. So this offers a fast and efficient way.
> That´s what I understood 
> it could be that I have to mail you a second time because I found
> something I did not understand.
> Thank you for your help.
> David Marien. 

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