Here is a link to a screenshot of the current Z39.50 search query and a
mockup of what a horizontal display (modeled after the patron search) might
look like.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/17_2g_W6qZGufwdOuMLP0hRXvi7yTssMpuYw2rianMJQ/edit?usp=sharing

Thanks for your feedback!
Jeanette

On Tue, Feb 6, 2018 at 1:24 PM, Jeanette Lundgren <jlundg...@cwmars.org>
wrote:

> Hi Sarah,
> Thank you for the feedback.
>
> I'm using a 20" horizontal monitor (about 10.5" tall x 18" wide) at 1280 x
> 1024 resolution.
> On the Z39.50 Query screen, I can see the query form, search buttons and 7
> rows of the search result
> On the patron search screen, I can see the search form, search buttons and
> 21 rows of the search result and when minimized I can see 28 rows before
> having to scroll.
>
> I know scrolling largely depends on monitor size and resolution.  The
> library staff member who brought this up needs to use a bigger font for
> vision and she finds on her resolution she has to scroll just to see/click
> the search button.
>
> I'm curious to know if anyone else has had this issue reported and if you
> think making the two interfaces more consistent would be beneficial.
> Thanks!
>
> On Tue, Feb 6, 2018 at 12:00 PM, <open-ils-general-request@
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>> Hi all,
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>> One of the organizers from the Southern California Linux Expo contacted
>> us via the Evergreen Facebook page to ask if the Evergreen project would
>> be interested in a donated booth at the conference to help promote the
>> project to attendees. If there is anyone in the area who might be
>> interested in attending the conference and talking about Evergreen at a
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>> Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:41:14 -0500
>> From: Sarah Childs <sar...@zionsvillelibrary.org>
>> To: Evergreen Discussion Group
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>> Subject: Re: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Web Client - Z39.50 Interface
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>> I can't really visualize what you are proposing, and to me the display is
>> fine. (It all displays on the screen for me, no vertical or horizontal
>> scrolling) I thought the display was much more of an issue before the
>> webclient, when the MARC record displayed in the window below the search
>> panels.
>>
>> The only scrolling issue I have for the Z39.50 page in the webclient is
>> the
>> record view, where the cover image is stacked on top of the MARC record,
>> so
>> you have to scroll past it to see the record.  If they were side by side,
>> the webclient display would be an improvement over the old client, were
>> you
>> *do* have to scroll to see the whole MARC record, due to the windows as
>> noted above.
>>
>> The other problem I have with the Z39.50 interface is that it when you
>> have
>> multiple search results, it takes three clicks to look at each record.  It
>> would be much more useful if when you had multiple results, there were
>> next/back or arrow buttons so you could click through to view the
>> different
>> results, rather than having to close the record you're looking at, click
>> the next record you want to look at, and then clicking view MARC.
>>
>> On Mon, Feb 5, 2018 at 11:56 AM, Jeanette Lundgren <jlundg...@cwmars.org>
>> wrote:
>>
>> > Hi everyone,
>> >
>> > We've received some feedback from a few of our libraries that use Z39.50
>> > in Evergreen that the 3.0 Z39.50 Query form takes up too much vertical
>> > space and requires a lot of scrolling.  We were thinking that it might
>> be
>> > worthwhile to model this screen after the patron search screen which
>> uses a
>> > more horizontal layout.
>> >
>> > Some advantages of the patron search screen
>> > - Stack fields horizontally - less vertical scrolling
>> > - list field names inside boxes - less horizontal space
>> > - Ability to add a tab for services and credentials information
>> > - Move search button to top row of query form
>> > - Make a minimized query option available (allow top row to remain)
>> >
>> > In addition we may want to add vertical checkboxes for configured
>> services
>> > to top of query form to allow users to easily check/uncheck services and
>> > run/rerun searches
>> >
>> > I wanted to ask the community for feedback as this would change the
>> > look/feel of the current Z39.50 interface.
>> >
>> > Thanks for your thoughts!
>> >
>> > Jeanette
>> >
>> >
>> > --
>> >
>> > ​
>> >
>> > Jeanette Lundgren | Manager Library Applications | CW MARS
>> >
>> > jlundg...@cwmars.org | 508-755-3323 x 330 <(508)%20755-3323>
>> >
>> > http:// <http://www.cwmars.org/>www.cwmars.org
>> >
>>
>>
>>
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>> Sarah Childs
>> Technical Services Department Head
>> Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library
>> 250 North Fifth Street
>> Zionsville, IN 46077
>> 317-873-3149 x13330
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