Bug 3481

Summary: In Processing/Shelving Cart locations
Product: Koha Reporter: Jane Wagner <jwagner>
Component: CatalogingAssignee: Galen Charlton <gmcharlt>
Status: CLOSED FIXED QA Contact:
Severity: enhancement    
Priority: P5 - low CC: dgrobani, gmcharlt, nengard
Version: rel_3_0   
Hardware: PC   
OS: All   
See Also: https://bugs.koha-community.org/bugzilla3/show_bug.cgi?id=28895
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Bug Blocks: 27545    
Attachments: In Processing/Shelving Cart display screenshot

Description Chris Cormack 2010-05-21 01:11:12 UTC

---- Reported by jwagner@ptfs.com 2009-08-02 18:31:09 ----

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In Processing/Shelving Cart display screenshot

Sponsored by Middletown Township Public Library, Middletown, NJ, USA and East Brunswick Public Library, East Brunswick, NJ, USA.

Allows temporary locations corresponding to 'in processing' and 'shelving' so that newly-created items and newly-returned items do not show immediately as a available. Three new system preferences govern the usage of these features.  Create authorized values under LOC for PROC and CART; description can vary according to site (In Processing, Shelving Cart would be standard).

NewItemsDefaultLocation. If system pref NewItemsDefaultLocation is set to a location code (PROC), all newly catalogued items will be set to the location set in this preference. Location code must be a valid LOC authorized value type.  Enter permanent location when creating items; it will be retained and set when item is shelved.  When the item is finished being processed, check it in.

InProcessingToShelvingCart. if the system pref InProcessingToShelvingCart is turned on, any items run through returns.pl with a location code for 'PROC' sill be modified to have a new location code of 'CART'.  The permanent location is saved and will be reset when the item comes off the cart.

ReturnToShelvingCart.  If the syspref ReturnToShelvingCart is turned on, all items returned other than confirmed holds will have a new location code of 'CART'.  Any item issued is automatically taken of the shelving cart.

Adds a cron script shelf_to_cart.pl which should be run hourly; amount of time the item should be in shelving cart can be specified as a parameter in hours. Updates all items with a location of CART to the item's permanent location.

The original location code is stored in the new items column 'permanent_location'.

Patch sent July 26, 2009.

---- Additional Comments From gmcharlt@gmail.com 2009-08-23 17:11:09 ----

Patch and followups pushed to HEAD.  Please test and close.

---- Additional Comments From nengard@gmail.com 2009-09-07 23:55:14 ----

Jane,  do you have a document that talks about the process one would go through to see these things in action? Can I see it so I can update the manual accordingly?


---- Additional Comments From jwagner@ptfs.com 2009-09-08 12:35:05 ----

Nicole, here are my brief notes about how to use; let me know if you need them expanded.

Create authorized values of type LOC named PROC and CART, with whatever descriptions you want (e.g., In Processing and Shelving Cart).  Set the new system pref NewItemsDefaultLocation to the processing code (PROC).  Create items with their desired final shelving location.  These newly catalogued items will be temporarily set to the PROC location and will display with whatever description PROC has. The original location code entered at item creation is stored in the new items column 'permanent_location', for future use.  Items will stay in the PROC location until they are checked in.

To have those items then move to the shelving cart, with the new system pref InProcessingToShelvingCart turned on, check in those newly-created items.  They will be moved to the location code of CART and display with whatever description CART has.  A cron job script runs at specified intervals to age items from CART to the permanent shelving location. (For example, an hourly cron entry of cart_to_shelf.pl --hours 3 where --hours is the amount of time an item should spend on the cart before aging to its permanent location.)

If the new syspref ReturnToShelvingCart is turned on, any newly-checked-in item is also automatically put into the shelving cart, to be covered by the same script run.  Checkins with confirmed holds will not go into the shelving cart.  If items on the shelving cart are checked out, the cart location will be cleared.

---- Additional Comments From nengard@gmail.com 2009-09-21 20:17:02 ----

Should we make it so that those two authorized values (PROC and CART) are added by default on install or update? Instead of making the users do so?

---- Additional Comments From nengard@gmail.com 2009-09-21 20:35:55 ----

Documentation added:




---- Additional Comments From jwagner@ptfs.com 2009-09-23 12:29:36 ----

I've been out for a few days -- thanks to Nicole for doing a patch to add the authorized values at install!

--- Bug imported by chris@bigballofwax.co.nz 2010-05-21 01:11 UTC  ---

This bug was previously known as _bug_ 3481 at http://bugs.koha.org/cgi-bin/bugzilla3/show_bug.cgi?id=3481
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