[Koha] Another terminology survey: Debarred, restricted, etc.
oleonard at myacpl.org
Thu Jul 8 01:47:45 NZST 2010
Nicole writes in Bug 4947
> In the patron management and overdue notice settings you can 'debar' a patron,
> but when you do that the patron record says they're 'restricted' - we should
> use the same language so that it's clear that this is why the patron cannot
> check out
"Debar" is the term Koha originally used. When we were working on 3.0
we were doing an "audit" on librarian-speak and trying to come up with
more user-friendly terms. "Restricted" was chosen for the staff client
because it seemed to be a more commonly understood term. To make
matters more confusing for us, the term "frozen" is used in the OPAC.
In my opinion as a speaker of American English, "Restrict" is better
and we should be working to eliminate "debar." I don't mind that the
patrons see "frozen" because I think that best reflects their status
from their point of view.
What does everyone else think?
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