Allow configuration of quick cataloguing form required fields
We currently only use the quick cataloguing form at circulation desks to create quick records to loan items found on the shelves but not found on Alma. The items are loaned and then the work order routes them to the cataloguing team on return. All these items already have call numbers so we'd like the call number field to be a required field in the quick cataloguing form. Sometimes returned items are incorrectly returned to the shelves and if the quick catalogue record does not include the call number they are often impossible to track down.
Lisa Hatt commented
Also, the OTB default book template in MDE, which QC uses, should be fixed not to have a 2013 date in it. This date isn't seen in the QC form and if you don't know to go fix it, you wind up with mismatched dates in the record, which may cause unexpected behavior in Primo searches.
François Renaville commented
This would indeed be a nice enhancement!
Lori Hilterbrand commented
The title says it all - the ability to configure required fields would save time and effort - no need to give circulation, reserves, and equipment staff catalog training if we are able to designate the required fields for the work they end up doing in quick cataloging. It is almost never trained catalog staff that need to use these templates - the ability to make them pertinent and simple for those who use them on a regular basis would be a great improvement in workflow.
Lesley Lowery commented
At the Orbis Cascade Alliance, there's support for this idea, and we would love to have the ability to let staff define multiple mandatory fields for the template - not just call number. This would make it much easier for Reserves and Circulation staff (who usually aren't catalogers) to quickly assess and fill out the template.
This seems very useful.