[Koha] [Koha-devel] RFC: Circulation Rules Interface and Backend Revamp RFC
pianohacker at gmail.com
Fri Jan 8 10:34:29 NZDT 2016
Excellent idea. We've thought about adding that, and while it's a stretch
goal we'd really like to see it too.
2016-01-07 14:00 GMT-07:00 Liz Rea <liz at catalyst.net.nz>:
> And a branch. You'd need that too.
> On 08/01/16 09:50, Liz Rea wrote:
> > I'd like to see a test mode where you can scan a borrower and an item,
> > and it will tell you which rule applied.
> > Cheers,
> > Liz
> > On 08/01/16 09:12, Jesse wrote:
> >> The backend and frontend of the circulation/policy rules in Koha have
> >> extended and stretched to the point where they cause a fair amount of
> >> issues and frustration. Many librarians and developers are uncertain
> >> default rules are applied, and the very large number of possible
> >> makes the interface and backend unwieldy.
> >> Full details for our intended solution can be found at the link at the
> >> bottom of this email, but here's the gist:
> >> Instead of having one database row with all settings for a given
> >> library/category/itemtype, allow each setting (checkout length, fine
> >> amount, holds allowed, etc.) to be specified separately.
> >> Rework the interface to more clearly show the specificity of
> >> default/specific rules, and allow for this new database model.
> >> Accomplish the above incrementally by gradually changing APIs.
> >> Any and all comments are appreciated. Development on this project has
> >> fully sponsored, and we are looking to start work later this year.
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