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

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

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