Horizon can be configured to have specified text appear by default in data fields.
For example, an Online Library might choose to have the LOCATION field of the Borrower record automatically filled in with their Location Code to avoid having to type it each time they create a new borrower record.
Implementing this functionality in Horizon will require us to create a parameters file for each Online Library listing the appropriate default text and what field it goes in. It is our intention to do this during the fall after we go live. The exact timing will depend on how smoothly other high-priority tasks go. We will, of course, need input from each Online Library as to what defaults they want.
The sole exception to this plan is for school media centers who do not use batch uploading of borrower records based on school registration files (which is almost all of them). These sites will be faced with the necessity to create large numbers of new borrower records immediately before or right after we go live on September 2. Implementing this functionality now will help ease an already stressful situation for them and we intend to do this before we go live, contingent upon getting information from them about what defaults to create. More information will be sent to CONSCH as we get this set up.