Descriptive Codes

Effective Friday, 7/1/16, AskUsNow! Admins discontinued collecting and reporting Descriptive Code data at the statewide level.  Chat providers do not need to add in the Descriptive Codes, whether they are the statewide descriptive codes or the generic QuestionPoint codes.  Library partners have the option to add back in the codes for local reporting purposes.  

QuestionPoint Install this Sunday

From QP:

We will be installing a QuestionPoint features upgrade this Sunday, November 13.   Attached are the Release Notes for the install.

QP Install Sunday 8/21

HUZZAH! Some awesome intuitive changes for this next install. Including:

  1. a link to the reports tab straight from the Select Service dropdown menu
  2. Enhancements to the Policy Pages that enable us to link them to the WorldCat Registry to bring in information (see pdf for more details (and maps!))
  3. Your keywords used when searching the full text will now highlight in the search results.

See the release notes for details.

Development update from the 24/7 Advisory Board Meeting

During today's QP Advisory Board meeting, Susan McGlamery announced that some changes would be made to the policy pages. Specifically that some fields within the Policy Pages would be linked to the same fields in that library's OCLC WorldCat registry entry.

Freshening up Your Scripts

Initially, your personal scripts may have been set up by you as a new provider. If you find you haven't done much work on them after that, you're not alone! It may be time to revisit your scripts and see if they need a little spring cleaning.  You may want to update the language or re-organize them.

The Chat Monitoring Tool

The online environment can be strangely isolating, yet amazingly active.  While settling in for your chat session, it's interesting and informative to gain a sense of who else is online and what types of questions are being asked at the time.  We can do this through the Chat Monitoring Tool.

Using QuestionPoint for Email Reference - Pitch to Howard County

The Howard County Library has been a member of Maryland AskUsNow! since 2003. During this time, HCL librarians have provided live chat service to HCL, Maryland and other customers around the globe as well as email follow-up to HCL customers who needed additional assistance outside of chat.

Turn Off Your Music While Chatting

music notes

Do you listen to music while working? Julie loves to! Music can get you into a groove and help speed up (and liven up) repetitive tasks!

QuestionPoint Issues

As of 12/03/2010 7:57 AM ET, some QuestionPoint chat forms are currently unavailable and will return. This means that a customer will be unable to access chat (the question where they put in their question). At this time I am unaware if the Qwidget is similarly effected. Thanks for your patience. 

Update: 12/03/2010 8:35 AM ET: Issue RESOLVED

Important post-install information

We had a QP install on Sept 19th that changed a few things. See what's changed about queues and policy pages...

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