Re: [IUG] RE: Mailto link for bib record error reporting
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- Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2006 12:08:57 -0800
- From: Susan Jurist <sjurist at ucsd dot edu>
- Subject: Re: [IUG] RE: Mailto link for bib record error reporting
We've got a mailto link as part of the botlogo so it appears on all
pages that have the botlogo. In our case it says to email the
webmaster because that's a term just about everyone understands. This
account gets questions about cataloging errors, circ issues, how to
look for something, whatever - not just traditional webmaster stuff.
It's easier for users to have one mail link on a page - it's easy
enough for the person reading that account to forward the mail to the
appropriate person. You don't really want them to have to figure out
who to send something to. Especially since somethings they think are
wrong are "features."
On Dec 12, 2006, at 8:59 AM, Schupbach ,William wrote:
Maurine McCourry wrote "Inspired by a thread this week on Autocat,
added a "mailto" link on our bib_display.html page through which I
catalog users will report cataloging errors on specific bib
for an example. [...]"
Excellent. But as Maurine says, it would be better if integrated into
the OPAC by III.
I submitted an enhancement request last year, for a feedback button
which would enable patrons to give feedback on such things as
cataloguing errors, supplementary information about archival records,
information about provenance, likes and dislikes etc. A similar
is available in Amazon, the Internet Movie Database, and in Ex Libris
Aleph as implemented at e.g. McGill University ("Correction request"
label displayed in record), so this is hardly earth-shattering. It is
of course quite different in purpose from the readers' reviews service
that III is introducing, and which is of limited use in special
I believe it did not make it to the ballot, but I shall be submitting
something along the same lines this year.
Wellcome Library, 210 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, England
E-mail: w dot schupbach at wellcome dot ac dot uk
[British registered charity no. 210183]
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