[Libworld] Question re: Patron Type

Andrea DeBiase adebiase at carrabassett.lib.me.us
Fri Mar 15 14:21:40 EDT 2013


Thank you Tina!

On 3/14/2013 6:11 PM, Tina Branco wrote:
>
> Vicki....you are SO SO SO right about the manual entry causing a world 
> of problems.  You'd think that allowing us to configure the field as a 
> drop-down if that's what we needed would be a great enhancement.  If 
> you have your browser settings set to auto fill, as long as you get 
> the first entry correct, then train people who enter the data to 
> always choose the entry from those that "pop-up" when you start 
> filling, it should work. It's when people don't pay attention that it 
> really sucks (pardon my French.) And the fact that it is case 
> sensitive also causes problems.
>
> I keep meaning to send a message to LW help people to fix this, but 
> just haven't had the time.  Maybe if we all sent them the same 
> message, they'd get the hint???
>
> Tina Branco,
>
> Director, South Thomaston Public Library
>
> P.O. Box 3
>
> So Thomaston ME 04858
>
> 207-593-9312
>
> tbranco24 at gmail.com
>
> /blogging as Tutu at http://tutus2cents.blogspot.com /
>
> /currently reading "Caleb's Crossing" By Geraldine Brooks (for book club)/
>
> /On the nook: "What My Mother Gave Me" by Elizabeth Benedict/
>
> /currently listening to "Canada" by Richard Ford/
>
> //
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: libworld-bounces at informe.org 
> [mailto:libworld-bounces at informe.org] On Behalf Of Vicki Zelnick
> Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2013 4:07 PM
> To: libworld at lists.maine.gov
> Subject: [Libworld] Question re: Patron Type
>
> Hi,
>
> We are new to Library World and I am confused by the "type" field in
>
> the patron module. I entered my types in the settings. However, when I
>
> go to enter a patron, there is no drop-down box with choices. Do I
>
> need to manually enter the "type" for each patron. Seems as if manual
>
> entry may lead to errors.
>
> Thank you,
>
> Vicki Zelnick
>
> Librarian
>
> Stonington Public Library
>
> PO Box 441
>
> Stonington, Maine 04681
>
> 207-367-5926
>
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Andrea DeBiase, Library Director Carrabassett Valley Public Library 3209 
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