Are your LibAnswers tickets getting out of control? Make your life – and your LibAnswers – more organized by merging one ticket into another! Merging tickets allows you to consolidate related questions into a single ticket. There are a couple of common scenarios where you may want to merge two or more tickets together.
Normally, when a patron replies to a ticket, the new reply is added to that ticket's thread. However, if the patron's email client does not provide all of the necessary info in the email's header, LibAnswers might not be able to identify which ticket it belongs to. As a result, a new ticket is created. Instead of replying to this new ticket, you can merge it into the original. This can help you maintain the continuity of your conversation with the patron, making it easier to review the ticket's thread from start to finish.
You may find situations where a patron has submitted multiple new tickets, but they all end up relating to the same question or topic. Or maybe they sent in a brand new ticket with more information about an earlier question rather than replying to the original ticket. Instead of replying to the new ticket, you can merge them all into a single ticket. This will help you consolidate the patron's correspondence into a single place, making it easier to keep track of the conversation.
For detailed instructions, check out this FAQ on how to merge one ticket into another.
Privacy scrubbing in LibWizard allows you to designate form, survey, quiz, and tutorial fields to be automatically cleared on a rolling basis. This can help ensure that you don't retain personally identifiable information longer than you absolutely need to.
While LibWizard's IP data collection is turned OFF by default, this wasn’t always the case. LibWizard’s IP data collection used to be turned ON by default, until we received some much-appreciated feedback (shoutout to the ALA Privacy Subcommittee!). Although IP data collection is set to OFF for all new LibWizard items, your old items are still set to ON by default. So tidy up your old LibWizard content by turning OFF IP data collection!
Check out this video for instructions on how to scrub private data.
For detailed instructions, check out this FAQ on how to activate scrubbing of private data from LibWizard submissions.
Scrubbed data is permanently deleted.
As a result, please take care in choosing which fields you want to scrub, as the data cannot be restored once it's been deleted. We strongly encourage you to let your colleagues know that this is being activated, what fields will be affected, and how much data you will be retaining.
Did you know that you can reassign recurring LibStaffer shifts in bulk with the Find & Replace tool? This allows you to quickly change the assignments for your recurring shifts without the need to change them one at a time. Shifts can be reassigned to another designated user or simply dropped to unassign the original user and leave the shifts as open. Talk about a speedy spruce!
For more details, check out this FAQ on how to use the Find & Replace tool in LibStaffer.
Give your LibInsight Dashboard a refresh by customizing your charts to match your organization’s branding. The Chart Color Palette can be used to specify any number of colors to be used when generating charts in Analysis, Cross Dataset analysis, and Dashboards. While those no limit to the amount of colors you can specify, most charts tend to use four or fewer colors. If a chart requires more colors than you’ve specified, random colors will be chosen.
To set the Color Palette in LibInsight:
Watch this short video for a closer look at how to customize the appearance of LibInsight.