[Koha] User History
paul.poulain at biblibre.com
Sat Feb 21 03:38:05 NZDT 2009
Owen Leonard a écrit :
>> Does anyone utilize the patrons reading history option for users? If so
>> why, and if not, why not?
> We do not. I think we are like many U.S. public libraries in fearing
> that storing reading history for patrons was a violation of their
> privacy. I wish we *could* offer reading histories, but the process in
> Koha would have to be changed if my superiors would sign off on it:
> 1. It would have to be controlled on a per-patron basis.
> 2. It would have to be opt-in. Patrons would have to give their
> consent in order to enable the feature.
> 3. Patrons should have the ability to remove items from their reading
> history (and in doing have the transaction anonymized).
I have the code somewhere that does all that. Still poorly tested, but
will be in 3.2 (unless an atomic bomb falls on Marseille...)
(FYI: in France, it's not a violation of privacy, it's illegal. We have
an agency, the "CNIL", that says what is permitted and what is not about
nominative datas. Anyone that want to have a file with nominative datas
must declare it to CNIL. That can reject the use. For libraries, it's
easy, the CNIL has already said : "it's legimitated to keep history for
3 month, and patron entry for 1 year after his subscription. After,
datas must be removed". Recently, the CNIL objected the government about
a file with all police affairs. CNIL decisions can be bypassed only by a
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