[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Question about label names in Print Item Labels interface

Donald Butterworth don.butterworth at asburyseminary.edu
Fri Aug 17 07:47:37 EDT 2018

+1 for spine and pocket, and yes we do use both.

For archival books we do not attach any labels to a volume. Instead we put
the pocket label and the barcode label on an acid free slip that is placed
inside the volume.

Also, we let student workers at our circulation desk apply the labels to
our books, not backroom workers. The spine/pocket labels are placed in the
appropriate volume on a cart of "new books" that is wheeled out to the
circ-desk. The title printed on the pocket label is used to insure that the
right label is attached to the right item.

Happy Friday everyone!


On Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 6:31 PM, Janet Schrader <jschrader at cwmars.org>

> +1 for spine and pocket. The closer we adhere to common library
> terminology the better.
> Janet
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> On Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 6:11 PM, Kathy Lussier <klussier at masslnc.org>
> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I'm sending along a question to the list that I also posted on Launchpad
>> at https://bugs.launchpad.net/evergreen/+bug/1787479.
>> We have been working with Emerald Data Networks on code that would allow
>> printing spine / pocket labels to an 8 1/2 by 11 sheet. The code is still a
>> work in progress, but, in initial testing, we're finding some difficulty
>> using the names given to these label in the web client.
>> When item label printing was added to the web client, Jason Etheridge
>> noted in bug 1704873 that they called this interface Item labels to make it
>> a little more generic. I'm guessing this is also why the spine and pocket
>> labels were renamed as left and right label, which works well in the
>> current implementation.
>> We've been trying to maintain the spirit of a more generic interface, but
>> have been struggling with the left / right designations under this project.
>> Here is the problem. Under our current implementation, a label set
>> doesn't always have to be one spine (left) label and one pocket (right)
>> label. There is a place where users can designate that the left label be
>> used for column 1, the right label for column 2, and another right label
>> for column 3. They could also conceivably put the right label in column 1,
>> in which case it would appear to the left of the left label. With this
>> additional flexibility, the 'left' and 'right' labels don't really make
>> sense.
>> I tried to keep things generic by renaming them as label 1 and label 2,
>> but these terms have turned out to be a little too generic and lead to a
>> less intuitive UI.
>> I would like to float the idea of returning to spine / pocket as the
>> labels. Staff understand what these labels mean, and it will help us in
>> providing clearer explanations on what different settings do. However, I'm
>> also open to other ideas people may have.
>> Let me know what you think!
>> Kathy
>> --
>> Kathy Lussier
>> Project Coordinator
>> Massachusetts Library Network Cooperative
>> (508) 343-0128klussier at masslnc.org

Don Butterworth
Collection Management Director /
Faculty Associate
B.L. Fisher Library
Asbury Theological Seminary
don.butterworth at asburyseminary.edu
(859) 858-2227
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