[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Facility to Add Patron's Photo

Hardy, Elaine ehardy at georgialibraries.org
Tue May 28 09:55:41 EDT 2013

I think the patron should be able to opt out even if the system has opted
in.  At least, the library should be able to either make it optional or
required. I can see K-12 and academics needing photo to be required. But,
I can see a lot of patron pushback at public libraries for required photo
(unless you have a photo on your library card).



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James Keenan
Sent: Friday, May 24, 2013 11:00 AM
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Subject: Re: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Facility to Add Patron's Photo

I think this is a fine suggestion and I can see the use of it in a number
of situations. This should be added as a wishlist item on LaunchPad.

I would make the following two suggestions about the feature:

1.       Use of the photo should be system optional (not that a person can
opt-out; the system should be able to opt-out entirely)

2.       In institutions/consortia where they have opted not to use this
feature, there should be no indication of it in a patron record (like
“Photo not found” or a broken image spot or even a blank space to give the
impression something ought to be present).


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Ruth Frasur
Sent: Friday, May 24, 2013 10:44 AM
To: Evergreen Discussion Group
Subject: Re: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Facility to Add Patron's Photo

The news from IRC is that if you're interested in this, it'd be
appropriate to add as a wishlist item/bug report in LaunchPad.  Some
things have been done locally that would be similar to this.  Please note
that if this is something that you'd like to see developed sooner rather
than later, it never hurts to have some development money available.

On Fri, May 24, 2013 at 10:30 AM, Gerson Vázquez <gerson at ipicyt.edu.mx>


I agree with Jayaraj, think this would be a great feature for new versions
of Evergreen.


On Fri, May 24, 2013 at 5:44 AM, Jayaraj JR <jayaraj at iisertvm.ac.in>

Hi All,

Can we think of adding patron's image while the doing the registration. It
should show when we open the patron account.

Can we integrate this feature in the coming versions of Evergreen ILS.

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