Staff Report - Georgia Public Library Service

Staff Report - Georgia Public Library Service

PINES Staff Report December 2018 Added Content GALILEO Authentication from PINES Notification Statistics

Average 76,000 notices / day in November New Notification New Fine Limit Exceeded notice implemented December 1 Several hundred new notices per day emailed out

PINES App Statistics Android: 8.71K installs iOS: 3.09K installs

New App Feature: Barcode Display Available in both Android and iOS Pulls number directly from account and requires password (so more secure than other barcode apps)

If library barcode scanner doesnt work, staff should type in the number as displayed Evergreen Development Update Grid Improvements:

Cells with long content will now show full content when hovered over Improved column picker and sizing options Evergreen Development Update Patron Information: Patron Preferred Name

Name Keywords Evergreen Development Update Patron Information: Preferred Name will appear on patron summary, in OPAC, and on hold slips Tags will appear as an icon that will show the

tags when you hover your mouse over it Evergreen Development Update Name keyword tags and preferred names are searchable with the new Name Keywords field The Name Keywords field will also search First & Last Names

Evergreen Development Update Patron Information: Patron barcodes in search results will be rightclickable to open in new tabs, so multiple patron accounts can be opened from the same search results Evergreen Development Update

Patron Information: Test Notification Method staff and patrons will be able to test patrons email and text hold preferences from the patron edit screen or the OPAC Evergreen Development Update Billing Interface Improvements:

Bill Color Coding for Lost Items still on account Evergreen Development Update Billing Interface Improvements: Billing Statement Summary Screens Evergreen Development Update

Staff Workflow Improvements: New Mark Discard/Weed function Allows non-catalogers to place items in a Discard/Weed status to improve weeding workflow Emergency Closing Handler Allows a closed date to be added on the day of an unplanned closure (ie, snow day,

water damage) Reverts overdue fines and adjusts due dates Evergreen Development Update Staff Workflow Improvements: Inventory Date tracking

New Checkin Modifier Stores Inventory Date in new field for more accurate data tracking Inventory instructions will be updated to accommodate changes

Evergreen Development Update Staff Workflow Improvements: Spine and Pocket Label Printing Print directly from Evergreen Continuous feed labels or label sheets Any combination of spine & pocket labels Sheets will be able to start at any point on the page

Evergreen Development Update OPAC Improvements: Batch Actions from Search Results Select multiple items from Search Results

Add to temporary Basket Print, Email, Place Holds, or move to List Evergreen Development Update OPAC Improvements:

Improved Print and Email functionality Print or email single record or multiple records from a basket Choose Brief or Full information Brief is Title, Author, Publisher, Material Type Full also includes Library, Shelving Location, Call Number, Status, and

Barcode Evergreen Development Update OPAC Improvements: RBdigital Integration Currently testing May not be ready for upgrade

Evergreen Community Update The Evergreen Project Forming a 501c3 Transition from Evergreen Oversight Board to The Evergreen Project Board MassLNC Development Initiative Kathy Lussier, the coordinator has left Lucien Kress is our new interim coordinator

Future direction will be decided over the next several months Evergreen Community Update 2019 Evergreen International Conference April 24-27, 2019 Valley Forge, PA

PINES Training Update In 2018, PINES staff did 289.25 hours of training, 223 hours of which was eligible for CE credits To 1831 registered staff Three PINES Mini-Conferences were held in Dalton

St. Simons Island Marshes of Glynn Subcommittee Report: Best Practices for Patrons in Collections Summary: 1. Rely on automated fine limit block 2. Optional Alert

Full report in meeting handouts Subcommittee Report: Best Practices for DVD Packaging No immediate consensus. Testing of inexpensive padded envelopes is underway will report at the next meeting.

More information in the meeting handouts. Student Card Working Group Report Summary: 1. School and Library will sign an MOU. 2. Parents will opt-in via the Parent

Portal. 3. The school districts vendor will store the opt-in information and export it, along with student data, to PINES. 4. PINES will develop a script that converts that data into new accounts.

Student Card Working Group Report Notes: Account number will be based on library policy name plus unique number provided by school district (eg, student id / student lunch card number) Password will be based on student DOB

When student comes to library, student may either use school district-issued card or may be issued a PINES card Parents only need to opt in once, may opt out at any time Student Card Working Group Report Notes:

Students who are not attending a registered school are eligible for a Student Card through a normal library card application process Duplicate checking will not be performed Expiration of 1 year Schools will upload information each year to renew cards

Student Card Working Group Report Upcoming Subcommittee Action Items: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

6. 7. Circulation Period Fines Number of Concurrent Checkouts / Holds Card Design Expired Account Data

Transition to Adult Cards Digital Only Cards Thank you Any questions?

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