MPL Bibliovation Extension
MPL-BibEx provides additional tools for library staff of Wisconsin's South Central Library System using LibLime's Bibliovation ILS.
What is MPL Bibliovation Extension?
MPL Bibliovation Extension is a Chrome extension that provides additional tools and links for library staff of Wisconsin's South Central Library System using LibLime's Bibliovation ILS. It includes features such as problem item form, lost library card note, PSTAT setting, payment plan note, and more.
Inherent features of MPL BibEx Browser action button An icon should be present in the top-right corner of your web browser. By default, it will be the Madison Public Library logo, but this may be changed on the extension preferences page. Contact Lucas if you would like your library’s logo to be an option.
There are a number of tools and links that are accessible via the icon’s dropdown panel.
SCLS Problem Item Form: Clicking this link will open a fillable SCLS Problem Item Form in a new tab. Both the patron and item data can be automatically retrieved from the barcode by clicking the button that appears after each respective field. If the item is currently checked out, retrieving data from the item barcode will also retrieve last patron data. Due to restrictions in accessing another library's item use data, use will only be retrieved if your library has permissions to edit the item's record.
When completed, the form may be sent to your receipt printer. Further instructions will appear after printing based on the type of problem (e.g. Damaged Item found in Book Drop, Parts Missing item that arrived via Transit Hold, etc.).
From any other page in Bibliovation, there are two additional ways you can initiate the Problem Item Form. Any hyperlinked barcode number and any highlighted barcode number (i.e. selected text as when copy/pasting) may be right clicked and from the context menu you may select "Use Barcode in Problem Item Form." Not only will this open the problem form in a new tab, but it will also automatically start gathering either patron or item data based on the barcode that was selected. Add Lost Library Card Note: This link will automatically generate both the circulation and OPAC notes to notify a patron that their library card was found. Just enter the name of your library location in the subsequent popup note, and the extension will fill in the rest. You must be currently editing a patron's record to use this tool. Set PSTAT from Alternate Address:
MPL Bibliovation Extension may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.
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