[Koha] Re: [Koha-devel] suggestion module
hans at shrewsbury.ac.th
Thu Jul 1 00:02:36 NZST 2004
My first post to the list (hope I did it right!), so a quick intro's
at the bottom of this message.
Somebody's previous comment:
>>The suggestion module looks a lot like an interlibrary loan request
form to me, especially the document request.
Paul's most recent response:
>Is there something I don't understand ? The suggestion module is NOT
an ill. It's a feature for a borrower/user that will enable him to
"suggest" a library a book to buy.
Me: Does bring up an interesting point though, as the motivation for
both is "I want something this library doesn't have".
Perhaps if at some point there were an ILL feature, the two functions
would be connected, for example:
Look it up in the multi-library catalog
if found, put in an ILL request
if not found, bring up the suggestion interface for the patron
Allow the system to make suggestions to Acquisitions for those books
that are ILL requested "frequently" (define via parameter setting)
Another suggestion for the suggestion module <g> would be to call it
something more clear, e.g. patron purchase request module? The
generic term "suggestion" initially strikes one as perhaps asking the
library patron to make general "customer service" suggestions to the
library staff, or even for the Koha user to submit software feature
requests to the developers, etc.
First posting introduction:
I'm implementing Koha for tracking graded readers and teacher
resources (maybe even equipment?) in a private school (Shrewsbury
International School) in Bangkok, Thailand. Our "real" library uses
Alice, but they didn't want take on responsibility for these tracking
these resources, and I wasn't given a budget for more Alice licenses,
so - great opportunity for me for me to do a whole lot of extra work
for the school! I'm now "just" an ESL / EFL teacher, used to be a
computer guy in a previous life - network sysadmin stuff, not
unix/linux nor programming unfortunately.
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