[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Possible Development Idea
tspindler at cwmars.org
Fri Jan 11 15:20:41 EST 2013
Kathy Lussier suggested I add another use case that might provide
additional insight into why this would be useful.
*Use Case 3*
We have many books with the status of walkin loan. These are extra copies
that are non-holdable so are only available to patrons who come into the
library but are spread throughout the collection intermingled with holdable
copies. When checked back in, the status would return to “Reshelving” and
then “Walk in Loan.”
On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 2:52 PM, Tim Spindler <tspindler at cwmars.org> wrote:
> We are in the process at prioritizing some development projects for C/W
> MARS. I have started to write some specs for one project and wanted to
> check with the community to see how others felt. A number of our
> libraries liked this functionality coming from an Innovative system. Tom
> Berezansky questioned it because it is counter to the purpose of status and
> he was arguing (and correct me where I am wrong) that a library should be
> using shelf location and not a status for this purpose. However, I can
> imagine instances where you might want different statuses for the same
> shelf location.
> *Restore Original Status of Item after Checkin*
> *Idea:* Restore proper status when an item is checked in (Reference
> Development Ideas #30)
> *Description: *Copies checked out in Evergreen have the status changed to
> Checked Out. There is no mechanism to retain the status of the item
> prior to checkout. When the item is returned, the checkout status
> defaults to Available.
> *Expected Functionality*
> · An item is checked out and the status changes to “Checked Out”
> as it does in the current system (2.3.1)
> · The item is checked in and returns to the status prior to the
> above checkout while still using the interim status of reshelving.
> · Some statuses such as “lost”, “repair” and “missing” should be
> allowed to be permanently removed.
> *Use Case 1*
> Joe Circulation has a student who brings to the desk an item that was on
> course reserves with the status of course reserves. The item is checked
> out and the status of the item changes to “Checked Out” with a a loan
> period of 3 hours. The student returns the item and it is checked in
> and the status returns to “Reshelving” and then“Reserves”.
> *Use Case 2*
> We have many books with the status of storage. When the book gets checked
> out, we are asked if we want to force the action, which is to check it out.
> Of course, when it is returned, the status of storage is gone. When checked
> back in, the status would return to “Reshelving” and then “Storage.”
> Tim Spindler
> Manager of Library Applications
> tspindler at cwmars.org
> 508-755-3323 x20
> C/W MARS, Inc.
> 67 Millbrook St, Suite 201
> Worcester, MA 01606
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Manager of Library Applications
tspindler at cwmars.org
C/W MARS, Inc.
67 Millbrook St, Suite 201
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