[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Towards more consistent terminology in the web client

Lynn Floyd lfloyd at andersonlibrary.org
Tue Aug 7 17:40:28 EDT 2018

I came up with another terminology that should be looked at Call Number vs. Volume.  There are lots of places where these terms are used interchangeably.  


Lynn Floyd

 <mailto:Lfloyd at andersonlibrary.org> Lfloyd at andersonlibrary.org

Anderson County Library

Anderson, SC



From: Open-ils-general <open-ils-general-bounces at list.georgialibraries.org> On Behalf Of Diane Disbro
Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2018 2:51 PM
To: Evergreen Discussion Group <open-ils-general at list.georgialibraries.org>
Subject: Re: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Towards more consistent terminology in the web client


I appreciate this, Kathy! 


Some inconsistencies in the XUL client have already been removed in the web client - standalone interface/offline circulation; show holds/view holds on bib. Simplify, simplify, simplify. I look forward to seeing the survey.

Diane Disbro

Branch Manager/Circulation Coordinator

Union Branch

Scenic Regional Library

308 Hawthorne Drive

Union, MO     63084

(636) 583-3224

ddisbro at scenicregional.org <mailto:ddisbro at scenicregional.org> 


On Tue, Aug 7, 2018 at 12:52 PM, Kathy Lussier <klussier at masslnc.org <mailto:klussier at masslnc.org> > wrote:

Hi all,


A recent discussion on the cataloging list turned my attention back to https://bugs.launchpad.net/evergreen/+bug/1538691. This bug primarily focused on the way we used items and copies to describe the same entity in Evergreen. A majority of people providing feedback on the bug indicated a preference for items over copies.


I have created a branch that does so, as well as another branch that does the opposite. I have also loaded each branch on a test server to give people an idea of how things would look in an all item world or in an all copy world. 


https://mlnc2.noblenet.org/eg/staff/  uses 'items.'

https://mlnc3.noblenet.org/eg/staff/ uses 'copies'


The login for each server is admin / evergreen123.


I think it would be good to get broader community feedback before deciding on a direction.


While working on the branch, I realized we also need to make a decision about the use or shelving location vs. copy location.


What I would like to do is send out a community survey that asks: 1) do we need these terms to be consistent (people may be perfectly happy using items and copies interchangeably) and b) which terms are preferred.


Do you all think this is the best approach for moving forward? Are there any other inconsistent terms we should be adding to the survey?


Let me know what you think. My hope is to issue the survey by Thursday.



Kathy Lussier
Project Coordinator
Massachusetts Library Network Cooperative
(508) 343-0128
klussier at masslnc.org <mailto:klussier at masslnc.org> 


Lynn Floyd
Head of Information Technology
Anderson County Library
Anderson, SC
lfloyd at andersonlibrary.org
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