Update item status from Check In / Item Status window

Bug #1862982 reported by Anna Goben
This bug affects 7 people
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Kyle Huckins

Bug Description

I thought I put in this bug years ago, but cannot find it now. Please merge if found:

Have a popup menu option to select from Actions that will allow circ staff to quick-change an item’s status without having to open up the Item Attribute Editor. (Example: Rather than Damage out an item that can be repaired while clearing the dropbox, be able to immediately mark it Mending or Temporarily Unavailable.)

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Anna Goben (agoben) wrote :

This is has cropped up again recently with circ staff needing to be able to batch-change item statuses, but the cataloging staff do not want circ staff poking around in other entries.

Lynn Floyd (lfloyd)
Changed in evergreen:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
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John Amundson (jamundson) wrote :

We just a library express a desire for something similar. One of their departments updates items to a "Display" status regularly, and it would be nice to be able to update them without visiting the Editor.

One way I envision this is an additional action under the "Mark" subheading called 'Item as...'. When clicked, a pop-up modal appears listing item statuses. The staff member could then choose the appropriate status.

Meg Stroup (mstroup)
tags: added: checkin
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Meg Stroup (mstroup) wrote :

Our circ workgroup has expressed that such a feature would be very useful in the checkin process. They'd like to be able to change to a status like mending quickly and easily.

An example use case: It's summer reading (soon!). Circ staff are already overwhelmed by the number of library users checking items in and out. It would make their lives easier to change a status to mending without breaking their flow by opening the Item Attribute Editor.

Efficiency is generally a plus with circ tasks :)

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Elaine Hardy (ehardy) wrote :

I would prefer, rather than circ staff edit a status, that checking in items with statuses such as damaged, temporarily unavailable, or similar, automatically changes the status to available or reshelving as happens when a missing item is checked in. Having it occur at checkin without any other intervention would be faster than staff selecting and changing a status.

tags: added: circ-checkin circulation itemstatus
removed: checkin
Kyle Huckins (khuckins)
Changed in evergreen:
assignee: nobody → Kyle Huckins (khuckins)
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