There are several new features available in Aeon 4.0, which will be released during the first week of October.
Staff can now choose to remove users from Aeon along with their requests, based off of custom criteria. If you would like to keep the requests for statistical purposes, you can “anonymize” the user record so that it can’t be traced to that person. There are several sites dealing with patron privacy issues that requested this feature. It’s also handy to remove “dummy” users and their requests as needed.
Staff can also create a series of requests at once in the client by uploading the citation information from an Excel file. This is particularly useful for users that may represent a special project (like cataloging new manuscripts) or who provided their requests in a bulk format.
The researcher clearance process can be expanded to include those cleared for placing requests as well as those able to use the reading room to view those requests. Some sites allow users to place duplication requests without being cleared but don’t want them to place reading room requests until they have been approved. Sites who are happy with the current user clearance process are able to keep that and are not required to change.
Within the staff client, you can view the flags that are on any request from the grid without having to open the request. If there is only a single flag, it displays in the grid. Multiple flags are noted as such and show if you go over that line.
There are also a number of bug fixes in this release as well as minor enhancements to the staff client, user web interface, and admin tools. We look forward to exploring the features with you!
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