Relocate cursor to barcode scan field in "Scan In Items" after checkbox selection
Circulation staff report problems when scanning in a large number of items:
- If a user clicks a checkbox or radio button in the scan in items interface, Alma does not direct the cursor to the barcode field.
- If the user then scans an item without clicking into the barcode field first, Alma delivers an error because the carriage return at the end of the scan submits the form, but no barcode was registered.
- If this error is not noticed by a staff member who has a lapse of attention, they could continue scanning and miss multiple items in a row due to the cursor remaining out of the barcode box.
While we train our staff to be vigilant while scanning items in, mistakes happen when items are processed in large batches.
I see that in the Manage Item Returns screen, upon selecting an Override Return Date and Time option, the cursor redirects to the Barcode field. We would like to see a similar OnChange event in the checkboxes and radio buttons in "Scan In Items," particularly "Register In-House Use."