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 <kluss...@masslnc.org>
Reply-To: Evergreen Discussion Group <open-ils-general@list.georgialibraries.org> To: 'Evergreen Discussion Group' <open-ils-general@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 https://yeti.esilibrary.com/dev/public/techspecs/opac_email_and_print.pdf

*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

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