[Koha] Improving permissions on lists (virtual shelves)

Zeno Tajoli tajoli at cilea.it
Tue Dec 6 00:05:19 NZDT 2011

Hi to all,

Il 05/12/2011 11:42, Marcel de Rooy ha scritto:
> Still hoping to get some feedback on this subject, I would now propose the following. Please respond to the list, if you agree or disagree. 
> 1  Do not allow to create a public list in the OPAC. (Only private lists.)  Public lists are only created by staff users in the staff client. 
> 2  Add three permission options to any list: a) Allow adding entries b) Allow deleting your own entries (that you added)  and c) Allow deleting entries that someone else added.
>    This makes the distinction between public list and open list no longer needed and adds some refinement in lists management. 
>    Only the owner of the list can change these permissions.
> 3  Add a new (opac) feature to private lists: Share a list (with another patron).
>    Let the user share access to a list by Koha sending an email with a URL including some (temporary) invitation key. When the invited patron clicks that URL (when logged in) he gains access (in accordance with the described permission options for that specific list).
>    The invited patron can always 'delete' the shared list, i.e. delete the share.
>    The owner can 'unshare' the list and remove all shares for that list.
> 4  With respect to user privacy, a feature may be added in staff client to moderate shared list names. 
> 5  Possibly, libraries do not want patrons sharing lists. So the option could be disabled with a preference. In that case points 2 and 3 still apply. 
> Note that the shared private list concept makes report 7281 (Hiding some lists) obsolete.
> Bug 7310 will be used for this feature.

I think that this RFC is a good develop about virtual shelves.
Total OK on point 1.
In my opinion i prefer not to use 'sharing lists' so for me point 5 is
quite important.
I don't understand very well why point 4.

Zeno Tajoli

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