We've just completed the split of the Idea Lab Always Open Challenge into separate areas: one for Sierra and one for Polaris. This should help you find the ideas most important to your library.
However "Always Open" doesn't mean that ideas are immortal. A number of ideas in the Sierra Always Open Challenge (https://idealab.iii.com/alwaysopen/Page/Overview
) will expire in the next week if they do not receive the requisite number of votes and comments to graduate to the next stage. Here are a few you may want to check out:
• authorization needed for checking in Lost and Paid items
• Inventory and updating records in the stacks using Mobile Worklists
• Standard format for all dates in Sierra
• Patron record creation: formatted fields
• Frozen Holds can cause lots of confusion especially when they expire
• Ability to edit patron record from Item record LPATRON field
• Program Registration - Ability to copy sessions and edit (adding extra sessions is too much work!)
• Program Registration - Allow local control of calendar formatting
These ideas need your votes and especially your comments. Innovative's developers rely on the information left in the comments to refine each idea and to show how important the larger community considers each idea to be. Comments can also provide guidance on who Innovative may wish to reach out to for additional feedback as ideas are developed.
Tip: When viewing all ideas, change the "All Ideas" drop-down to "Ideas I have not seen" or "Ideas I have not rated." That way, you won't miss any ideas important to you.
New to Idea Lab? Idea Lab (https://idealab.iii.com
) is designed to allow you to submit, discuss, and vote on ideas to improve Sierra and Polaris. Anyone at any Innovative library may participate in Idea Lab. See in the information on how to create an Idea Lab account on our FAQ page.
Beth Juhl and Jeremy Goldstein
IUG Enhancements Co-Coordinators
Gwyneth Jelinek, Polaris Team Lead