Comment 3 for bug 1424690

On Wed, Jul 8, 2015 at 1:46 PM, Don Butterworth <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> Hi Kathy,
>
> First, I am ecstatic to hear that this recommendation is being addressed.
> Wonderful!
>
> In answer to your question, my opinion ... the new call number index should
> become *the* default call number index and be a line item in the Browse
> drop-down menu, not in the Numeric Search drop-down. Even though it is
>

If you want the Browse UI to expose holdings-specific call numbers -- the
ones you manage through holdings maintenance -- as opposed to the "bib call
number" in, say, 099 or 092, that's not possible without significant
development. The Browse interface is a specific set of technology based on
bibliographic (and, to a degree, authority) information, which (in
Evergreen) those call numbers are not. One could, through configuration,
add a "bib call number" browse index, though. Note that the "bib call
number" numeric search was recently removed from the "numeric search" UI.

> called a call "number" it is not really a control number. It is an A to Z
> index.
>
> The current index I would leave optional, as is now the case.
>
> In my own Evergreen installation, I am on a crusade (a tiny crusade) to
> eliminate the Numeric Search tab altogether. It makes no sense to me why
> some of the control numbers are included in the General Keyword index but
> not all of them (e.g. barcode and TCN/OCLC) unless, of course, there is
> some technical systemic reason that I haven't heard about.
>
>
Bibliographic Search / Browse (of all types) is limited to bibliographic
data. You could certainly add search and browse indexing support for TCN
or OCLC number, which are embedded in the bib record. There are
instructions on adding new index definitions in the documentation. But,
item barcodes are not bibliographic data (in Evergreen) and so cannot be
included in bibliographic search. That's the purpose of the "numeric
search" tab -- to provide a unified interface for various bib and non-bib
known-identifier look-ups.

Hope that helps!

--Mike

> Many thanks!
>
> Don
>
>
> On Wed, Jul 8, 2015 at 10:54 AM, Kathy Lussier <<email address hidden>
> >
> wrote:
>
> > We have somebody who has been working on a customization for a call
> > number browse list view. When it's done, I'll look at what needs to be
> > done to get it into master.
> >
> > I have one question. Should it be a config.tt2 option where an Evergreen
> > site can choose to display either the list view or the current shelf
> > browse? Or should it be listed as a separate search option in the
> > numeric search?
> >
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> > report.
> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1424690
> >
> > Title:
> > Create a “list view” for Call Number (Shelf Browse) results lists
> >
> > Status in Evergreen - Open ILS:
> > New
> >
> > Bug description:
> > The issue:
> > When a Call Number (Shelf Browse) transaction is performed, the current
> > results list grid display, is difficult for some to interpret.
> >
> > Recommendation:
> > Create a list display results screen, which is similar in appearance to
> > other Evergreen search results screens, for the Call Number (Shelf
> Browse)
> > search. Each title retrieved should display at least the following data
> > elements. Call Number, Title, Author, and Publication Date.
> >
> > Particulars:
> > Mike Rylander indicates that this feature probably would not be that
> > hard to implement “since it’s been done before in the old SlimPAC and the
> > underlying code we need already exists”
> >
> http://webby.evergreencatalog.com/opac/extras/browse/html/call_number/-/FIC
> >
> > There appears to be a strong consensus that a list display is
> > preferable to the current results screen.
> >
> >
> http://georgialibraries.markmail.org/thread/tmwudvof53r6fjfj#query:+page:1+mid:hrl6hw2xbkkyha35+state:results
> >
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>
>
> --
> Don Butterworth
> Faculty Associate / Librarian III
> B.L. Fisher Library
> Asbury Theological Seminary
> <email address hidden>
> (859) 858-2227
>
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> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1424690
>
> Title:
> Create a “list view” for Call Number (Shelf Browse) results lists
>
> Status in Evergreen - Open ILS:
> New
>
> Bug description:
> The issue:
> When a Call Number (Shelf Browse) transaction is performed, the current
> results list grid display, is difficult for some to interpret.
>
> Recommendation:
> Create a list display results screen, which is similar in appearance to
> other Evergreen search results screens, for the Call Number (Shelf Browse)
> search. Each title retrieved should display at least the following data
> elements. Call Number, Title, Author, and Publication Date.
>
> Particulars:
> Mike Rylander indicates that this feature probably would not be that
> hard to implement “since it’s been done before in the old SlimPAC and the
> underlying code we need already exists”
> http://webby.evergreencatalog.com/opac/extras/browse/html/call_number/-/FIC
>
> There appears to be a strong consensus that a list display is
> preferable to the current results screen.
>
> http://georgialibraries.markmail.org/thread/tmwudvof53r6fjfj#query:+page:1+mid:hrl6hw2xbkkyha35+state:results
>
> To manage notifications about this bug go to:
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