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This week we approved development for the new check-in notes feature. This feature will allow you to create a check-in note for any item. Check-in notes will appear when the item is checked in. Staff will have the option to keep or delete the note at that time. The really good news is that the existing check-notes from your item records will migrate into the new check-in notes on Koha.
Ownership of Items and Editing Item Statuses
Another development project we are working on is the "ownership" of items. This feature will prevent staff from one library accidentally modifying items from another library. However, libraries need to be able to change many of the item statuses for all libraries' items. This week we approved a development project that allows libraries to modify statuses even if they do not own the item.
Third Party Product Vendor Collaboration
This past month we have been working with LibLime and some of our third party vendors. We have been testing checkout and check-in on a self check unit that is on loan from ITG. We are testing check-in to assure that libraries will be able to use automated materials handling (sorters) with Koha. We sponsored a project to add to the SIP2 data that is transmitted from Koha in order to handle holds check-ins. ITG has been working closely with LibLime on this.
We have been working with Talking Tech to fine tune the call-in and holds notification call out processes. Again, Talking Tech is working closely with LibLime.
LibLime has also been finishing the electronic ordering, receiving and invoicing component of the acquisitions module (GetIt). They are working with all of the vendors with which we do electronic ordering.
This project has become a truly collaborative effort between libraries and multiple vendors.