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Use cases

#Use case / FeatureThemesRequirements and/or bug reportsAppsSource of truthGoal(s)

Data sync




1

Courses records store instructor information that can be pulled from the instructor's record in the Users app. (This is optional - instructors can also simply be added as text.)

If an instructor is added to a course, and then information on their user record changes, the updated/changed information does not propagate to the Courses app.


UXPROD-2747 - Getting issue details... STATUS (described by Kelly Drake - Courses does not have a PO as of May 2021)

Courses, UsersUsers is the source of truth for the instructor name, if the instructor was added from Users.When an instructor on a course is linked to a FOLIO user object, and the instructor's name changes, Users should update the name in Courses.
2

Course records pull information about an item into the Courses app when an item is added to a course. (Information includes things stored on the item's parent holding and instance, like title, contributors, and electronic access information.) This is meant to support reserves-specific search needs in the Courses app, as well as integrations with outside course management systems like Sakai and Canvas. Once an item has been added as a reserve, if information about that item has been changed, it does not propagate to the Courses app.


Note that there have been some choices made in the Courses UI to pull information from Inventory for display to make sure that Courses staff are seeing the most up to date information - for example, an item's location. However, even though those changes display in the UI, they do not propagate to the underlying reserve data that is stored in the app itself. 


UXPROD-2594 - Getting issue details... STATUS (described by Kelly Drake - Courses does not have a PO as of May 2021)



MODCR-58 - Getting issue details... STATUS the display in the Courses UI display as being updated, when the json shows it actually isn't. 

Courses, Inventory, Data ImportInventory (source of truth for item information.)

Courses (able to push updates on temporary location and temporary loan type back to Inventory, and have Inventory accept them.)
Courses should be able to edit the temporary location and temporary loan type, and listen to changes in Inventory
3When importing users using mod-user-import, externalSystemID, personal.lastname, and username are needed to prevent duplicate user records.  In the UI, the following fields are also required to create a user: patron group, personal email, preferred contact type, and the active flag.

Users, mod-user-import

4

User Barcode is required for checkout and checkin

(comment from Erin Nettifee
A patron barcode is not required to checkin items.)




Users, Check in, Check out

5User ID or username, and password, are needed for login.

Users, mod-login

6User Barcode, PIN, externalSystemID, password, in whatever combination are needed for SIP-2

Users, SIP2

7When logging in using SAML, the mod-login requires externalSystemID, barcode, username, email, and possibly the Folio record number.

Users, mod-login-saml

8

Maintain relationship between apps when holdings/items are moved 

Example use cases: a title is ordered as a separate monograph. When it arrives, it is actually a volume of a larger set and needs to be moved to the set record. A title is ordered is a second copy, but is accidentally placed on a record-bearing account, so a separate catalog record is supplied for it. It needs to be moved to a different record so both copies are associated with the same instance.



UXPROD-1647 - Getting issue details... STATUS and associated jiras

  • UIOR-682 - Getting issue details... STATUS
  • Example of a case where a print book order gets attached to an e-book record and needs to be moved to the print record. See this document
  • A volume of a set comes in on approval. Upon receipt, the staff member recognized that the volume belongs on the set record. The item is moved from the holdings on the individual volume record to the holdings where the rest of the volumes of the set record reside. The record for the individual volume is suppressed/deleted (depending on library preference). Expected action: the POL now links to the Instance for the set, and item is connected to that particular PO. Question here: each volume under the holdings record could be associated with a different POL - does this create problems or complications?
  • Single tenant consortium example: several libraries order the same title from different vendors each getting a different instance record from their vendor and attaching their piece records to it.  These all need to be combined onto a single instance record at some point.  They may be combined before the items arrive or after, or when some but not all of the items have arrived.  In all cases, the items still need to find their piece records.



9Update requester data (names, barcode) on requests if changed in the requesting user record

FOLIO-2473 - Getting issue details... STATUS


users, mod-circulation (Requests)

10Update item and instance attributes copied to requests when the inventory instance, holdings, or item records are updated (if necessary)

FOLIO-2474 - Getting issue details... STATUS

inventory, mod-circulation (Requests)

11Fee/fine syncing - when a fee/fine is created, some information on the inventory record is copied to the fee/fine.  If information on the inventory record(s) changes after that point, the changes are not updated to the fee/fine record.

Note that some attributes on the fee/fine record should NOT be updated if they change in inventory, because the historical data was the basis of the charge. For example, an item's effective location should remain what it was when the fee/fine was charged, even if it is later updated in Inventory.


Users, check in, loans data, fee/fines data

12

Loans data - when a loan is created, information about the item and the user is copied to the loan record. If information on the user changes after the loan is created, it's unclear if information is updated on the loan. For example, if a patron's name changes, it should copy over to the loan.

Similarly, if a holding/item is moved, it's unclear what information is updated or not on the loan (and some of that information perhaps should not be updated, or the move of the holding/item should be prevented.)



Users, Inventory, loans dataUsers is source of truth for patron identifying information.
13Show dependencies/Backlinks in user record to all the apps the user is listed in eg as contact in eManagement or Licenses

Users

14Organization name updated should be synced with cached name in Agreements and Licenses

Users, Agreements, Licenses

15Request state and details: some modules outside of mod-circulation may need to be aware of changes in the state or details of a request to perform actions such as communicating with a 3rd-party request broker. Other possible use-cases are modules/systems to monitor request and perform real-time printing of page slips or other automated monitoring.
An event queue of actions on requests that can be consumed by modules outside mod-circulation when actions are performed on open requests (create, update)mod-circulation (Requests), mod-inn-reach (INN-Reach)

16Loan state and details: some modules outside of mod-circulation may need to be aware of changes in the state or details of a loan in order to perform actions such as communicating with a 3rd-party request broker. Other possible future use-cases include alternative notice systems.
An event queue of actions on loans that can be consumed by modules outside mod-circulation when actions are performed on open loans (create, update)mod-circulation (Loans, Check in, Check out), mod-inn-reach (INN-Reach)

17

Updates to Tags should be notified in such a way that any cached tag label in Agreements and Licenses can also be updated

NB currently tags cannot be updated so this is not an immediate issue



Tags, Agreements, Licenses


Deletions




18

Delete user record in UI with check for dependencies in other apps and/or inform other apps that user record has been deleted

e.g. Agreements and Licenses both store user UUIDs to link an agreement or license to a user. If that user is deleted then agreements/licenses continues to reference and link UUID even though record deleted


In the UI: UXPROD-2388 - Getting issue details... STATUS UIU-1971 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Through the API: UXPROD-2728 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Do a general dependency check without deleting a user: UXPROD-2904 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Users, other applications

19

Delete instance records in UI with check for dependencies in other apps.

Implications for other apps (added by related POs)

  • Data Import 
    • Currently, Data Import does not support deletion of Instances or SRS MARC Bibs, so that would need to be implemented.
    • Also need to determine what happens in SRS when an Instance is deleted. Is the SRS Bib unlinked from the related instance that has been deleted and left floating in SRS? Is the SRS MARC Bib deleted?
  • Orders 
    • direct links from Orders to Inventory Instance UUID
  • Agreements/Licenses/ERM
    • no direct links from Agreements or Licenses to Inventory right now, BUT do have direct links to POLs and if a linked POL has an Inventory Instance UUID stored with it, then that will be display as a link to the instance in Inventory.
  • quickMARC expansion
  • Check in/Check out
  • Request
  • Courses

In the UI: UXPROD-1624 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Inventory, other applicationsInventory
20

Delete Organization record in UI with check for dependencies in other apps and/or inform other apps that organization record has been deleted

e.g. Agreements and Licenses both store organization UUIDs to link an agreement or license to a organization. If that organization is deleted then agreements/licenses continues to reference and link UUID even though record deleted



Organizations, Agreements, Licences

21On attempt to delete License, do not delete if license is related to an agreement
Already implemented with a hardcoded lookup at the point the user tries to delete a licenseLicenses, Agreements

22

Delete Purchase Order Line record in UI with check for dependencies in other apps and/or inform other apps that organization record has been deleted

Delete Order line check for dependencies or inform agreements app (as POL UUID stored as link between agreement entitlement and a POL)



Agreements, Orders

23Check on linked POLs/records when an Inventory Item/Holding/Instance is deleted via online update signal from union catalogue

Inventory, Orders, external system

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