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Bulk Delete Reserve

Subject: Bulk Delete Reserve
Date: 5/22/2006

In version 7, there is a means by which you can remove a few or a lot of requests and reserves from a patron's record, besides just deleting them individually.

First, find your patron, then switch to the Requests tab. On the bottom right of the screen, there are two buttons. Asg Item (Ctrl + G) will assign the highlighted request, if there are items available. The other button, Bulk Del Rsv, which stands for Bulk Delete Reserve, will allow you to set the criteria for removing requests and reserves. To get to this function using your keyboard, you'd need to access the Functions menu (Alt + U) and then select B three times (First B is Book search, the second is Book Club Maintenance and the third is Bulk Delete Reserve).

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Keyboard Shortcuts

Subject: Keyboard Shortcuts
Date: 4/20/2006

During the 2006 KLAS Users Conference in Salt Lake City, Alan Bentson, a Readers' Advisor from the Washington Talking Book and Braille Library gave a talk on "Using Assistive Technology with KLAS from a User's Standpoint".

Alan noted that KLAS users who rely on the mouse alone are often not aware of the keyboard commands that activate various features. These keyboard commands are listed on the various menus in KLAS, and are also available in the Help.

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Next Service Date

Subject: Next Service Date
Date: 3/31/2006

I learned something new at the KLAS Users Conference in Salt Lake City this past week, and I wanted to pass it on to you.

In the Patron module, on the Profile tab, each individual media has a field associated with it called the Next Service Date (located in the bottom left of the screen). The Nightly Services programs, which assign books to patrons based on their requests and preferences, use that Next Service Date to determine whether an attempt should be made to serve the patron.

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