With Tipasa, you have access to the Export feature. All queues (except the Print queues and Linked Requests queues) and search results have the Export All button, which allows you to export all items in the queue or search results tab. When you export a queue or search results, you will be given a comma separated value (CSV) file. You can use this file for printing (merge request data with custom Microsoft Word, or other, print templates).
The follow table describes two common use cases in which you may want to use the Export feature:
|Create book straps for items received from lending libraries||If you have a print template you want to use with the Microsoft Word mail merge feature, you can export requests from the Received queue. The data that you export can be used as a data source for the mail merge book straps document. Note: There may be previously received requests in the Received queue. Edit the exported file to display only rows where RECEIVEDATE is the preferred date.|
|Labels for shipping lending requests to borrowers (if your institution is using Advanced Lending)||If you have a print template you want to use with the Microsoft Word mail merge feature, you can export requests from the Packaging queue. Note: Book straps can be created from the Packaging queue, but if the book strap includes the Due Date, that field is not saved to the request until the Lender responds Yes. In that case, export the Supplied queue.|
Note: You can also print book straps using the Print Queues in Tipasa. See Print bookstraps or stickers for more information.