[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Collecting circulation stats on electronic resources

Mike Rylander mrylander at gmail.com
Mon Dec 14 12:43:50 EST 2009

On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 12:29 PM, Lemmer, Catherine
<clemmer at library.in.gov> wrote:
> If you don't use dummy barcodes how do you get the item picked up in a circ
> count? If you put in dummy barcode you have the ability to add a shelving
> location. Doyou have this same option with the Version 1.6 option described
> in the development notes:
> Located URIs – adding an 856$9 containing the short name of a location will
> restrict search and display of entirely electronic records (those with no
> physical copies) to the location named. In other words, the ability to
> restrict record visibility to a specific location or set of locations in the
> same way as copies but without creating dummies. Since there is no physical
> location, however, this does affect advanced searches wherein the shelving
> location limiter is used.
> What is recommended as best practices?

The new Located URIs feature is meant for use with entirely electronic
resources that are hosted (and tracked) by an external entity, such as
online databases or downloadable e-books -- in other words, online
items that need not be tracked directly as circulations.  If you want
to track circulations on physical items from within Evergreen, then
barcoding those items, or using non-cataloged types, is still the
recommended best-practice.

If you're URIs contain a proxy or redirector to bounce patrons through
a system that you control, you can certainly gather click-through
statistics via that setup as well.

Mike Rylander
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