I appreciate this, Kathy! Some inconsistencies in the XUL client have already been removed in the web client - standalone interface/offline circulation; show holds/view holds on bib. Simplify, simplify, simplify. I look forward to seeing the survey.
Diane Disbro Branch Manager/Circulation Coordinator Union Branch Scenic Regional Library 308 Hawthorne Drive Union, MO 63084 (636) 583-3224 ddis...@scenicregional.org On Tue, Aug 7, 2018 at 12:52 PM, Kathy Lussier <kluss...@masslnc.org> wrote: > 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. > > Thanks! > Kathy > > -- > Kathy Lussier > Project Coordinator > Massachusetts Library Network Cooperative > (508) 343-0128kluss...@masslnc.org > >