[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Fwd: Seeking funding partners for two potential development projects

Kathy Lussier klussier at masslnc.org
Wed Jan 10 10:14:58 EST 2018

Hi all,

Since I sent this e-mail shortly before the holidays when it may have 
been missed, I'm re-sending this message that MassLNC is seeking 
development partners to help fund two potential development projects.

Feel free if you would like further information on either of these projects.

Thank you!

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Subject: 	[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Seeking funding partners for two potential 
development projects
Date: 	Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:34:14 -0500
From: 	Kathy Lussier <klussier at masslnc.org>
Reply-To: 	Evergreen Discussion Group 
<open-ils-general at list.georgialibraries.org>
To: 	'Evergreen Discussion Group' 
<open-ils-general at list.georgialibraries.org>

Hi all,

The MassLNC development partners are considering funding of two projects 
to improve Evergreen. We have quotes and technical specifications for 
the projects, but we are looking for help in funding the projects before 
we move forward.

*Improved printing and e-mail options from the catalog:*

This project would allow Evergreen sites to offer brief and full options 
for printing or e-mailing citations from the catalog. Sites can 
customize which fields will be printed or e-mailed when using these 
options. One problem with current printing / e-mail is that call number 
and copy information cannot be part of the output. Under this project, 
those fields would now be eligible to be included in the output. The 
original requirements for this work are available at 
http://masslnc.org/node/3314. Please note that OPAC-01b-2017 is not part 
of this project at this time. The technical specs are available at 

*Alternate patron names*

The other project would support alternate names for patrons. The goal of 
this project is to improve findability of patrons who may have had name 
changes or maybe go by a middle name. It also allows the patron to 
designate a preferred name, which may not be the primary name listed on 
their records. Many libraries have policies requiring that a patron's 
legal name be used on the record, but some patrons, such as transgender 
patrons, may have another name they prefer to use. The preferred name 
would display when they log into the catalog and will be available to 
use in action trigger notifications. There are two possible approaches 
to this project: allowing just one alternate name per patron or allowing 
unlimited alternate names. The MassLNC partners would really like to 
move forward with the fuller approach of supporting unlimited alternate 
names, but we would require additional funds to pursue this approach.

The original requirements are available at http://masslnc.org/node/3303. 
The tech specs are still in a draft state and undergoing review, but I 
can share those with anyone who might be interested in the project.

Please contact me directly if you are interested in helping fund either 
of these projects!


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

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