[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] How are you handling "Donated by"?

Jason Stephenson jstephenson at mvlc.org
Sat Jul 28 13:54:24 EDT 2012

On 07/26/2012 03:59 PM, Justin Hopkins wrote:
> Several of our libraries who are being migrated into Missouri
> Evergreen are interested in preserving information about who donated
> an item when they come over into Evergreen. I understand that we can
> move this type of information into copy notes, but this is less than
> ideal for a couple of reasons: 1) Copy notes aren't especially
> accessible in the staff client, 2) Copy notes don't appear at all in
> the TPAC, and 3) Even in the JSPAC where they do appear they are not
> index and therefor not searchable.
> I have created a report to display copy notes, so the data is there
> and they can report on them but they aren't able to display that
> information to the public. In general EG doesn't seem very well
> suited to displaying custom/local item level information.
> Does anyone have thoughts or tips on this? Have you dealt with this
> issue in your group/library?

You can add a copy stat cat called Donated by or whatever. Staff can 
then create new entries and apply them to copies as appropriate. If you 
make this stat cat opac visible it will at least show up in JSPAC. (I'm 
not sure about TPAC because I haven't looked into that, yet.)

> Regards, Justin Hopkins IT & Web Services Coordinator 573-808-2309
> justin at mobiusconsortium.org

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