I work at a Minuteman Library and I have been in touch with Mr. Saklad
"Accounts" are not being deleted by the careless or disgruntled. We do have
an annual process for deleting inactive accounts based on long-established
What Mr Saklad is observing is the effects of the deletion of bibliographic
records in our system.
He asserts that a list of titles which he created before the deletion of
these bib records "should" remain accessible to him after record deletion.
I myself am no database professional or policy setter, so I am not
qualified to speak to the actual or ideal merit of his assertion, but I am
assured by my technical staff that the titles and other associated meta are
no longer accessible based on the deleted bib record number.
Based on our previous interactions with Mr. Saklad we have elected not to
bring his comments forward to Innovative Interfaces, nor to make changes to
our policies or processes.
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On Fri, Oct 11, 2013 at 9:01 AM, Kyle Banerjee <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> The question is how the accounts are being deleted. The only ways I can
> think of require staff action -- either deleting them directly or
> overlaying with bad data.
> While it's conceivable that something else is going on, it's more likely
> that you either are dealing with a careless or disgruntled current or
> former staff member.
> On Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 5:45 PM, don warner saklad
> <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> > Any other online forums, groups, email lists about difficulties with
> > Innovative Interfaces software?...
> > Innovative Interfaces Incorporated http://www.iii.com/ is the Integrated
> > Library System
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_library_systemprovider
> > for Minuteman Library Network
> > http://www.mln.lib.ma.us/about/about.htm Webmaster scripted replies to
> > concerns fail, aren't responsive. Libraries' attempts fail, give up
> > attempting to resolve concerns about software.
> > Users' records get deleted. No notification before some entries get
> > at "My Lists" http://www.mln.lib.ma.us/catalog/faq_account.htm#ma50
> > On Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 7:49 PM, Kyle Banerjee <[log in to unmask]
> > >wrote:
> > > I thought you guys have Millennium.
> > >
> > > If that is correct, you won't be able to change the behavior of the
> > system
> > > and the only thing you can do is revoke delete permissions for whoever
> > > doing it.
> > >
> > > kyle
> > >
> > | > What can be done to stop deleting of records belonging to users of
> > Minuteman Library Network in Massachusetts? Or at least notification
> > to be made before deleting.