Family Group Pilot Report

With the version of Horizon, SirsiDynix released a new feature called family groups. These groups are designed to link borrower accounts together for easier management. Members in the group may be able to checkout materials, pickup holds, or receive notices on behalf of other members.

In the fall of 2018, SELCO worked with the Preston Public Library and the Winona Public Library to pilot this new feature. The goals were to ascertain any technical issues with the product and also to look at how it could work in the SELCO region.

In summary, SELCO was able to discover and resolve several issues both technical and procedural. However, lack of use in peripheral products and the impending move to SaaS have suspended the feature presently.

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