It would be great if we could customize what information was added to the "Description of charges" field when a fine was made so data could be stored even when the item is deleted.
For example if you would like to be able to store the home library code, title, and barcode even if the item was deleted, you could have it e entered automatically when the fine was created.
This would be very helpful to us.
The information for deleted items is still in Koha - maybe we could solve this without changing the description. It could also avoid display/linking isses.
The main issue I have with the description field is translatability. In the past we often stored strings there that would always remain in English and could not be changed. Nowadays we usually pull the information about the items using the itemnumbers and other identifiers, which is much nicer. But I am still finding things like bug 25596. I am just a little worried this could bring back the old behavior.
Maybe we could add additional columns for the information instead?
I can make a solution where the item id that is removed is saved in a new column in accountlines.
Addition of functionality in the staff fines view to see owning library etc also for removed items.