Display the date a work order is created
When a work order is created to put an item in process internally ("Technical Services (CAMS)" or "Show to supervisor" or "Preservation") it would be helpful to have Alma display the date this status change happened.
It could be in the "item history", and/or the "In process" display, and /or in the "list of items." Currently, the receipt date is the last date displayed in these locations, which does not help with locating an in-process item.
Manu Schwendener commented
Jane Roberts commented
Erin Grant commented
For more context, when a work order is created, the Item Record History tab tracks the date the item was scanned into the work order and the date the work order was removed (“doned”). However, the Item Record History tab does not:
1. Indicate the name of the work order type and status that was used. (All that shows is the generic “In Process”)
2. Track when the item was moved from one status to another within a work order.
We use work order statuses to advance items in a workflow within a department, changing the status as appropriate. For example, we might change the status from “In Acquisitions” to “In Copy Cataloging” or “In Original Cataloging”. It would be helpful if the Item Record history tab a) recorded what department work order was used and b) reflected the date the work order status was changed, so that if an item goes missing within a department, we can track when the status was changed.
Crystal Clements commented
This would be very helpful! Thank you, Su!