[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Feature request: library settings to diferentiate views of Patron Registration and Patron Edit screens

Jim Frey jfrey at pls-net.org
Wed Jul 18 12:46:31 EDT 2012

Evergreen v2.2 has a library setting to select "All Fields" (the default) or "Suggested Fields" as the view for patron data ("Default showing suggested patron registration fields "). In this version, it applies to both the patron registration screen and the patron edit screen. The ability to mask unnecessary fields (such as barred, active, claims-returned, etc) from the Patron Registration process is a valuable feature -- users shouldn't have to work around superfluous fields/widgets. However, when updating patron information, viewing all the fields as the default is best. As it currently stands, making the default "Suggested Fields Only" will probably confuse new users attempting to edit an existing patron's data. The general approach is good; just needs more settings/configuration. 

Jim Frey 
Systems & Emerging Technology Librarian 

Pioneer Library System 
2557 State Rt. 21 
Canandaigua, New York 14424 

Voice: (585) 394-8260 
Fax: (585) 394-1935 

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