OWWLUG Meeting, Friday, May 10

10:00am-12:00pm, PLSHQ Large Meeting Room


Evergreen Advisory Committee update

  • Auto-renewals ( community documentation)
    • Question - how would patrons with no email be notified?
  • Confidentiality Agreement
  • Evergreen questions
    • Links in the staff catalog pointing to public catalog
    • Hold notifications issues
    • Overdue email text
    • Purging inactive patrons
    • Problems placing/submitting holds
    • Check in issues
      • Items not being checked in
      • Slowness
    • Printing multiple copies of receipts, reprinting last receipt
  • Suggestion - change patron expiration date to 3 years
  • Suggestion - allow patrons to update their contact information and renew their account online

Hold notifications update

All patron records with no User settings updated to either phone notify (if no email address on record) or email notify (if email address is on record).

Hold notifications documentation

Evergreen upgrade

September 25, 2019.

New Features

Misc updates

  • OWWL standard circ rule for "Museum Pass" records - 1 week loan, no renewals, $1.00 daily fine, $5.00 max fine. Available to all libraries without special set up.

Better efficiency through Column Pickers

Staff catalog vs. public catalog

Trim List checkbox is not sticky

The checkbox for the Trim List function in Check In does not stay permanently checked as expected.

This is a known issue, but with no specified fix date: https://bugs.launchpad.net/evergreen/+bug/1777938

Update current bills print template

Current template does not include the billed item title or other information. Update the template to include this, and also add total owed.

Suggestion/question - automated telephone notifications systems?

Questions was asked if the system has considered/would consider automating telephone notifications. Will forward to Evergreen Advisory Committee.
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