Make configurable pop-up assistance in metadata editor
Currently the po-up assistance in metadata editor for subfields 260$a$b$e$f, 264$a$b, 505$r$t and 561$a is hardcoded and it can not be deactivated. Activation/Deactivation should be configurable. We have many queries from our catalogers about that.
Kevin M. Randall commented
This is a feature that should NEVER have been part of the system, and I cannot imagine what the developers were thinking when they created it. It absolutely MUST be removed. The only fields in which this kind of feature makes sense are those in which the data come from a controlled vocabulary, not transcriptions from the resource.
I also find it confusing for staff when it deletes subfield c metadata upon selection of one of the options for the 264 field.
My opinion may be in the minority here, but as an occasional cataloger, I find the 264 assistance helpful. I prefer this be configurable as opposed to removed completely, which is being suggested elsewhere.
Elisa Sze commented
Also for 264. I agree that the autocomplete suggestions do not make sense in these subfields, given that these subfields are meant to be transcribed from the resource being catalogued. The pop-up suggestions create confusion for staff who are either new to cataloguing or only occasionally works with bibliographic records.
Walter F. Nickeson commented
The pop-up also occurs in field 041.
Lisa Hatt commented
Agree - autosuggestion doesn't make sense here and is annoying.