Archive for March, 2010
For a long time we have been told that staff want an easy way to add an item to a reading list. To make item entry easier the data entry forms for LORLS v6 are specific to the type of item being added. This should help avoid confusion when people are asked for irrelevant metadata (e.g. asking for an ISBN for a web page).
Once logged in they can see all the items that BibGrab found.
When they select an item they are then presented with all the details for that item and if it is a journal they are also presented with some boxes for adding in details to specify a specific article, issue or volume. They are also presented with a list of their reading lists, of which they can select as many as they like and when they click add the item is added to all their selected reading lists. The item is added to the end of each reading lists and is in a draft mode. This makes it easier for people to add items to their reading lists when they find them without worrying how it will affect their list’s layout.
After the item has been added to their chosen reading lists it is grayed out as a visual indication that it has already been used. They can still select it again and add it to even more reading lists if they want or they can select another item to add to their reading lists.