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

Hardy, Elaine ehardy at georgialibraries.org
Mon Jul 30 12:23:46 EDT 2012

Why aren't copy notes visible in the TPAC?

J. Elaine Hardy
PINES Bibliographic Projects and Metadata Manager
Georgia Public Library Service,
A Unit of the University System of Georgia
1800 Century Place, Suite 150
Atlanta, Ga. 30345-4304
404.235-7201, fax
ehardy at georgialibraries.org

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Justin Hopkins
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Subject: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] How are you handling "Donated by"?

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?

Justin Hopkins
IT & Web Services Coordinator
justin at mobiusconsortium.org

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