Unicorn 2002 - Expected Changes
The following is a general outline of the changes you'll see in the WorkFlows 2002 client:
- The "DOS window" or "extra window" or "black box" that
starts at the same time WorkFlows starts (and which is essential to
the proper functioning of WorkFlows) will now be closed automatically
by WorkFlows after startup. For many users this will happen so fast
that the additional window won't be visible any more; for some users
the window may pop up and then disappear almost immediately.
- The "data wells" or "text entry boxes" into which you type
data in WorkFlows will now have a white background for better
legibility. This applies across all records (user records, bib
records, orders, invoices, etc.) as well as for all search boxes.
This applies only to places where data is being typed in--display
screens are not affected. There will also be a choice for larger
icons to display on toolbars. This is the first part of SIRSI's work
on improving legibility in the WorkFlows client; further changes will
be expected in Unicorn 2003.
- Cataloging staff can get a good overview of the changes in
cataloging-related functionality (includes illustrations of the white
background for text boxes and the larger toolbar icons), by reviewing
MS PowerPoint presentation by Mechael Charbonneau.
- Acquisitions staff can review the highlights of changes to
acquisitions-related functionality by reviewing the
information prepared by Vania Goodwin.
- Circulation functionality will remain much the same as in
Unicorn 2001. Some bugs have been fixed, but no new wizards have been
added or major functions changed.
IUCAT will look much the same, as well. Two significant changes include
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- Users with multiple
records in Unicorn (e.g. proxy records, additional records used by
B-LAW and I-DENTSTRY) will now be able to use the My Account
functionality to view holdings and renew materials on all records
instead of only the primary record.
- The "Limit Your Search Results to
the Following Categories" box will display only on the hit list screen
and not on the individual bibliographic record. This should
significantly shorten the bibliographic record screen in many cases
and make it easier to print, without completely removing the limit
functionality, which will remain on all the keyword hit list