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.
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Subject: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Seeking funding partners for two potential
Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:34:14 -0500
From: Kathy Lussier <kluss...@masslnc.org>
Reply-To: Evergreen Discussion Group
To: 'Evergreen Discussion Group'
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!
Massachusetts Library Network Cooperative