[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] booking module--what are folks doing now?

Mauerhoff, Petra PMauerhoff at cotr.bc.ca
Tue Jan 19 11:11:22 EST 2010

At College of the Rockies we are also quite desperate for a booking module.
We are still using a Workflows module that is on its last legs and is creating a lot of extra work for staff at the moment.

Petra Mauerhoff, BA (hons), MLIS                       pmauerhoff at cotr.bc.ca
Manager, Learning Resource Centre
College of the Rockies

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From: open-ils-general-bounces at list.georgialibraries.org [mailto:open-ils-general-bounces at list.georgialibraries.org] On Behalf Of Tara Robertson
Sent: Monday, January 18, 2010 5:27 PM
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Subject: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] booking module--what are folks doing now?

I work at a small academic library that's starting to evaluate an new
ILS to migrate to from Horizon.

In the last Evergreen Newsletter, Cynthia Williamson from Mohawk
College wrote about the development of a booking module. This is
really exciting as we also need this functionality. By 'booking
module' I mean the same as Cynthia. Instructors often book DVDs that
they're going to show in a specific class. The system needs to
restrict circulation on that item close to the booking date so that it
will be available for the instructor to pick up before their class.

Horizon doesn't have a bookings module, so we have a cumbersome manual
system that involves a very organized and determined staff member,
different coloured forms, a few boxes with cards, and some awkward
workarounds in Horizon. It's less than ideal, but it works most of the

I know there are some other academic libraries currently using
Evergreen (UPEI and the Conifer libraries). I imagine school libraries
would also do need bookings. Do you do bookings? How do you manage
right now?


Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Vancouver, BC

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