There is some good stuff here. Thank you!


Diane Disbro

Branch Manager/Circulation Coordinator

Union Branch

Scenic Regional Library

308 Hawthorne Drive

Union, MO     63084

(636) 583-3224




From: Open-ils-general 
[] On Behalf Of Kathy 
Sent: Friday, March 2, 2018 2:08 PM
To: 'Evergreen Discussion Group'
Subject: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Upcoming development projects from MassLNC


Hi all,

MassLNC is considering a handful of development projects to fund over the 
coming months. The
projects are listed below.

I'm sharing these projects with the community to see if anyone has feedback on 
general concept behind the projects or the proposed 
implementations. Also, if anyone is already working on one of these projects, 
or a similar one, please let me know so that we don't duplicate efforts. I also 
have a specific question on the first listed project. 


*       Improvements for Hopeless Holds - - this 
project would provide a new interface for managing hopeless holds. In the 
current description, we identify hopeless holds as ones that do not have copies 
in the hold_copy_map. However, we do have at least one site that has holdable 
statuses that they would want to show up as hopeless holds. Our current 
requirements don't cover this use case, but I wanted to throw the idea out 
there in case anyone had ideas of a way to incorporate those with little 
additional development.
*       Update hold information when patron contact information is updated - - this project would prompt staff and the public 
to update holds contact information when phone and SMS numbers are updated in 
their record and in their hold preferences.
*       Test notification method - - an easy way 
for staff or patrons to test the e-mail or SMS number on their account.
*       Support for inventory date - - the 
addition of some inventory-related fields to the copy could help libraries 
performing inventory. It could be added to a copy at checkin through the use of 
a checkin modifier or from the item status page.
*       Improvements to Deletion of Serials Items - - When deleting these items, linked copies will be 
removed and summary statements will be updated.
*       Improvements to Spine Label printing - - 
specifically, support for sheet label printing.

Feel free to let me know if you have any questions or comments on these 


Kathy Lussier
Project Coordinator
Massachusetts Library Network Cooperative
(508) 343-0128

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