We are currently testing Syndetics Unbound, and probably going to go live with 
it Jan 2019. Implementation was no problem, our current test is pretty much out 
of the box. We will probably tweak the display a bit eventually. 

Here's a link to - [ http://evergreendev.owwl.org/eg/opac/record/440908 | 
http://evergreendev.owwl.org/eg/opac/record/440908 ] . Syndetics Unbound 
content under Summaries & More, Novelist content under Reviews, Series & 
Suggested Reads. 

We have not noticed any issues with cover images, and were pleased to find 
Unbound now gives a nice "no cover image" image. 

Lindsay Stratton 
Library Automation Services Manager 
Pioneer Library System 
2557 State Rte 21 
Canandaigua, NY 14424 
585-394-8260 x104 

> From: "Jessica Woolford" <jwoolf...@biblio.org>
> To: "Evergreen Discussion Group" <open-ils-general@list.georgialibraries.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 1:21:43 PM
> Subject: Re: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Evergreen libraries using/testing Syndetics
> Unbound?

> Thanks, Terran! This looks good!

> On Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 12:57 PM, Terran McCanna < [
> mailto:tmcca...@georgialibraries.org | tmcca...@georgialibraries.org ] > 
> wrote:

>> FYI, until Syndetics Unbound works with Evergreen and we move to that, I 
>> decided
>> to workaround the problems we were encountering with the display of Syndetics
>> Classic content by modifying the tt2 files. I've changed the display to an
>> in-screen modal pop-up that shows all the available Syndetics content 
>> (whether
>> or not the perlmod looks for it). It's not perfect, but it uses Syndetics' 
>> own
>> provided layout rather than trying to pull in the content they provide as 
>> plain
>> text, and doesn't rely on doing lookups for every possible type of review.

>> You can see how it works at [ 
>> http://gapines.org/eg/opac/record/2158551?locg=1 |
>> http://gapines.org/eg/opac/record/2158551?locg=1 ] (click on the "See 
>> Summary,
>> Reviews, and More from Syndetics" button towards the bottom of the page below
>> the NoveList added content).

>> And the code is here if anyone else wants to do something like it (or improve
>> upon it) as a local customization:
>> [
>> http://git.evergreen-ils.org/?p=evergreen/pines.git;a=commit;h=aa4422c78bec5fce371ef5db4ab552be3d1498d0
>> |
>> http://git.evergreen-ils.org/?p=evergreen/pines.git;a=commit;h=aa4422c78bec5fce371ef5db4ab552be3d1498d0
>> ]

>> Note that my change exposes the library-specific Syndetics id in the URL, 
>> but I
>> talked with Syndetics about it and reviewed their documentation and that's
>> exactly what they expect to happen, so it's not an issue as far as they are
>> concerned.

>> I had originally tried modifying the Perl code to just do a single Syndetics
>> call to check for summary data rather than doing multiple calls for all
>> different types of data, but I was encountering problems with it giving me
>> false negatives (saying there wasn't data when there was) and triggering the
>> code that temporarily disable added content lookups and finally decided I had
>> better things to do with my time than argue with old code, especially since I
>> assume it will all need to be rewritten to accommodate Syndetics Unbound in 
>> the
>> not too distant future anyway.

>> Terran McCanna
>> PINES Program Manager
>> Georgia Public Library Service
>> [
>> https://maps.google.com/?q=1800+Century+Place,+Suite+150++Atlanta,+GA+30345&entry=gmail&source=g
>> | 1800 Century Place, Suite 150  ]
>> [
>> https://maps.google.com/?q=1800+Century+Place,+Suite+150++Atlanta,+GA+30345&entry=gmail&source=g
>> | Atlanta, GA 30345 ]
>> 404-235-7138
>> [ mailto:tmcca...@georgialibraries.org | tmcca...@georgialibraries.org ]

>> On Thu, Mar 29, 2018 at 11:31 AM, Lindsay Stratton < [
>> mailto:lstrat...@pls-net.org | lstrat...@pls-net.org ] > wrote:

>>> Well, at least their sales message is consistent!

>>> FWIW, because maybe they use the same title for their mock-up?, this is a 
>>> link
>>> to our current catalog for Raven Boys - [
>>> http://evergreen.owwl.org/eg/opac/record/442294 |
>>> http://evergreen.owwl.org/eg/opac/record/442294 ] .

>>> The Syndetics Classic content we subscribe to displays under the "Summaries 
>>> and
>>> more" tab. It's OK, but not as nice as the fancy Unbound stuff. Although I 
>>> do
>>> notice that we, although we are apparently paying for it, do not have the
>>> Professional Reviews... I wonder if that is related to the display issues
>>> Terran found.

>>> Our Novelist content displays under the "Reviews, Series & Suggest Reads" 
>>> tab.
>>> We are kind of assuming that Unbound content would function similarly.

>>> Our main concern is the configuration and display of cover images. We are 
>>> using
>>> the Syndetics Classic API to manage that, and worry that the way Evergreen
>>> processes cover images will not play nicely with whatever process Unbound 
>>> uses.

>>> Lindsay

>>> Lindsay Stratton
>>> Library Automation Services Manager
>>> Pioneer Library System
>>> [
>>> https://maps.google.com/?q=2557+State+Rte+21++Canandaigua,+NY+14424&entry=gmail&source=g
>>> | 2557 State Rte 21  ]
>>> [
>>> https://maps.google.com/?q=2557+State+Rte+21++Canandaigua,+NY+14424&entry=gmail&source=g
>>> | Canandaigua, NY 14424 ]
>>> 585-394-8260 x104

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