Looks great, thanks Lindsay!

What did you need to do on the Evergreen sign to implement it?

Terran McCanna
PINES Program Manager
Georgia Public Library Service
tmcca...@georgialibraries.org

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On Thu, Jul 12, 2018 at 10:22 AM, Lindsay Stratton <lstrat...@pls-net.org>
wrote:

> 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.
> 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
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> 585-394-8260 x104
>
>
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> *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 <
> 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 (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
>>
>> 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
>> 1800 Century Place, Suite 150
>> <https://maps.google.com/?q=1800+Century+Place,+Suite+150++Atlanta,+GA+30345&entry=gmail&source=g>
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>> 404-235-7138
>> tmcca...@georgialibraries.org
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Mar 29, 2018 at 11:31 AM, Lindsay Stratton <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.
>>>
>>> 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
>>> 2557 State Rte 21
>>> <https://maps.google.com/?q=2557+State+Rte+21++Canandaigua,+NY+14424&entry=gmail&source=g>
>>> Canandaigua, NY 14424
>>> <https://maps.google.com/?q=2557+State+Rte+21++Canandaigua,+NY+14424&entry=gmail&source=g>
>>> 585-394-8260 x104
>>>
>>>
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>>>
>>>
>>
>
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