Hi all,

A recent discussion on the cataloging list turned my attention back to
https://bugs.launchpad.net/evergreen/+bug/1538691. This bug primarily
focused on the way we used items and copies to describe the same entity in
Evergreen. A majority of people providing feedback on the bug indicated a
preference for items over copies.

I have created a branch that does so, as well as another branch that does
the opposite. I have also loaded each branch on a test server to give
people an idea of how things would look in an all item world or in an all
copy world.

https://mlnc2.noblenet.org/eg/staff/  uses 'items.'
https://mlnc3.noblenet.org/eg/staff/ uses 'copies'

The login for each server is admin / evergreen123.

I think it would be good to get broader community feedback before deciding
on a direction.

While working on the branch, I realized we also need to make a decision
about the use or shelving location vs. copy location.

What I would like to do is send out a community survey that asks: 1) do we
need these terms to be consistent (people may be perfectly happy using
items and copies interchangeably) and b) which terms are preferred.

Do you all think this is the best approach for moving forward? Are there
any other inconsistent terms we should be adding to the survey?

Let me know what you think. My hope is to issue the survey by Thursday.


Kathy Lussier
Project Coordinator
Massachusetts Library Network Cooperative
(508) 343-0128kluss...@masslnc.org

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