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    How to use the basket as option for patrons to e-mail requests to the library

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 2.2

    How to use the basket as option for patrons to e-mail requests to the library

    The form for sending the title list from the basket has an input field "Header/Title message" (see attached screenshot).
    This field could e.g. be used for the patron’s details. Together with the library’s e-mail address as fixed default in the field "Email" and a default text for the field "Subject" e.g. "Patron request to the library", the form would enable patrons to send a list of requested titles to the library.

    To set this up, please edit the file ..\htdoc\awe_eng bzw. ger\basket-mail as follows:

    <!-- Alephino-Version -->
    <!-- called from basket-mail-0 -->
    <META HTTP-EQUIV="Pragma" CONTENT="no-cache">
    <title>&f-base - Mail /Request from library / Save Basket</title> << add information to title bar
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="&icon_path_&lng/alephino.css">
    <!--this screen is made up for print or mail basket-->

    <body onload=window.focus()>

    <div class=title>
    <p>&f-base - Mail / Save Basket

    <form method=GET
    onsubmit="return sendcursorwait();"

    <a name="bottom of list"></a>
    <p class=text2 id=normal>
    Items in basket will be edited and sent by mail or by print. << add a description of the new option here *
    Enter Email address for mail option only.

    <table width="60%" border=0 cellspacing=0>
    <td class=field>Documents format</td>
    <select name=FORMAT>
    <option value=WWW selected> Full format
    <option value=005> Card format
    <td class=field>Subject</td>
    <td><input size=30 name="SUBJECT" value="Request to library"></td> << add a default for the subject
    <td class=field>Email</td>
    <td><input size=30 name="EMAIL" value=""></td> << add a default for the address
    <td class=field>Header/<br>Title message</td> << change to e.g. “Requester: “
    <td><textarea name="HEAD" cols=30 rows=2></textarea></td>

    <input type="image" src="&icon_path_&lng/icon/a-send.gif" border=0>
    <a href="javascript:document.form1.reset();"><img src="&icon_path_&lng/icon/a-clear.gif" border=0></a>
    <a href="javascript:self.close();"><img src="&icon_path_&lng/icon/a-close.gif" border=0></a>
    <input name="MESSAGE" type="text" size=50 readonly>

    * Example for a description of the new option:

    The titles in the basket can be sent by e-mail to the library or to a different address or they can be saved in a file.<br>
    If you want to request the titles from the library, simply use defaults in the fields e-mail and subject.If you want to send the titles by e-mail, fill in the desired e-mail address and the desired subject<br>If you want to save the titles in a file on your PC, please remove the e-mail address.

    Additional Information

    OPAC ; patron requests

    • Article last edited: 10/17/2013