2019-9-30 Resource Access Meeting Notes



Discussion Items

5minHousekeeping Andrea Loigman
  • Notetaker - Kelly Drake
  • October 3 is Unity Day Germany - no meeting. 
    • What about October 24?
30minPatron blocksAutomated patron blocks

An understanding of how automated patron blocks should work for the MVP and whether patron notices are needed.

Reviewed original google doc listing various automated blocks required by institutions.

Patron blocks could be added to Patron group setting

Patron Blocks Action Table. - sets whether or not library blocks particular function Patron Blocks Limits Table indicated the actual block configuration when required

Blocks need to be set in real time.

Requirement as outlined is good for FLO and U of C. 

Holly felt it went really well. 

20minItem blocksHolly MistlebauerAutomated item blocks

An understanding of how automated item blocks work, so I know how to approach them (I've already seen Voyager).

Holly reviewed loan limits policy option as integrated into Circulation rules. 

  • Controlled by patron group and item types.
  • Need to set max checkouts by patron group
  •  - then subset by item type
  • And both need to be considered in each calculation.
  • Discussion of where and how best to configure item max blocks.

Alternate configuration would be an Item Blocks Limits table.

  • Might cause too much conflict with Circulation rules

Questions of system speed, ability to test policies, rule priority

There should also be a mechanism to limit the number of requests. 

Holly will continue talking with dev's to see what works best. 

Meeting Outcomes

Functional Area

Product Owner

Planned Release (if known)

Decision Reached