Library Online 3.7 - Changes (part 2)
Here are a few more changes and new features that will be arriving with version 3.7 in late May...
Temporary Patron Changes
Currently, a temporary patron card is valid for 24 hours from the time created. In version 3.7, temporary patron cards could instead be set to be valid for the day up until 12:00AM.
What this means: If libraries wish, this system setting could be changed to “expires at midnight”. (what do you think? expire at midnight that day? or 24 hours from creation? Please weigh in below in the comments!)
Admin site: User consistently be taken back to the same level or place
Within the Administration site, the user is now consistently taken back to the same level or same place after Search activities for flow consistency.
What this means: If you search for workstations for a library, modify the settings for them, Save, and then click “Done”, you are now taken back to the (updated) search results instead of to the original search screen. This behavior occurs on other screens as well. It should save some time and prevent staff from having to repeat actions when changing settings after a search.
No Show Bookings
A librarian can now remove no-show bookings from the database.
What this means: If library issues caused a no-show or a patron contests a no-show and library staff wishes to “forgive” the no-show, library staff is now able to delete a patron's no-show. Hip-Hip-Hooray!
Redesign of Booking reassignments
A librarian now has the ability to reassign any bookings (previously, librarians could only reassign bookings when creating a special workstation booking). With the "Reassign Workstation Booking" option, all the compatible PCs are listed that a booking can be reassigned to so that the librarian can choose a specific PC instead of letting the system randomly pick one.
What this means: This will allow library staff to reassign a booking to a different PC, instead of canceling the booking and recreating it.
In 3.7, you can also reassign bookings through Time Slot Manager. So many options!