Keystone's developers are working hard to add the duplication queue functionality to KLAS to support Scribe's high-capacity cartridge duplication-on-demand workflow. This development also serves as the basis to support KLAS' integration with the Gutenberg duplication system. In the future, it is possible the Service Queue may also be the basis for integration with NLS' wireless delivery of content. So, without further ado, here's a sneak peek of the new KLAS Service Queue Tab:
What is the KLAS Service Queue Tab?
The Service Queue Tab displays an ordered list of Reserves, Requests, Author Likes, and other profile based titles selected for a patron who will be served by Scribe.
What does the Service Queue Tab do?
The KLAS Service Queue Tab does the same type of title selection that nightly currently does for autoselect patrons. Rather than assigning those autoselected titles to a patron, it will send them to the Service Queue. The Service Queue is a list of titles to be included on a patron's cartridge. It lists all possible titles that could be sent to the patron by Scribe in sequence. If there are more title listed than will fit on a cartridge, the next title after a cartridge is full will be the first title of the following duplicated cartridge sent.
What does the Service Queue Tab look like?
When looking at the KLAS Service Queue Tab, the Sequence column lists titles in the order they will be loaded onto a cartridge.
Example: Sequence 1 will be the first title to load onto a cartridge, followed by Sequence 2, etc. until the "Max Titles On Cart" is reached.
The Status column lets you know the current status of a title.
The Function Code Column lets you know which KLAS function added the title to the Service Queue.
The Select Type Column lets you know what the value was on the patron's profile that triggered the title to be selected.
The Data Source Column lets you know where the selection type originated. Refer to the Data Source Desc: field at the bottom of the screen for more detailed info including the specific patron property it is based on.
The Add Date, Status Date, and Last Modified Date Columns and fields give info about what happened to a title and when.
The toolbar has options allowing a user to manually add, deleted, or reorder titles within the KLAS Service Queue.