[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] booking module--what are folks doing now?
crwbookgirl at gmail.com
Tue Jan 19 12:53:30 EST 2010
Hi Tara - Yes we're updating Unicorn and EG right now, only for DVDs as they
are the only things we "book", it hasn't been too much of a hardship but
we're looking forward to shutting down Unicorn for good. I may throw a
little party that day!
On Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 12:43 PM, Tara Robertson <
information.detective at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks Dan, Cynthia and Petra.
> Dan--right now we use a little book to do our room bookings. We only
> have 2 bookable rooms, so that seems to work for now. It's also useful
> to hear that the Unicorn bookings module was unworkable for you.
> Cynthia--thanks for the update. So, right now you update both
> Evergreen and Unicorn with new items so that they can be booked? It's
> nice to hear that the bookings development will be able to handle
> items, rooms, and equipment too. Our university also has an AV
> department and the tool crib that also have inventories and run their
> own separate systems to track their items.
> Petra--I need to talk to COTR about your experience migrating to
> Evergreen and find out how things are going with SITKA. I'll contact
> you off list.
> Thank you!
> On Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 8:11 AM, Mauerhoff, Petra <PMauerhoff at cotr.bc.ca>
> > At College of the Rockies we are also quite desperate for a booking
> > 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
> > Box 8500 Tel. 250-489-8293 (Mountain
> > Cranbrook, BC Toll Free: 1-877-489-2687
> > V1C 5L7 Fax: 250-489-8256
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> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: open-ils-general-bounces at list.georgialibraries.org [mailto:
> open-ils-general-bounces at list.georgialibraries.org] On Behalf Of Tara
> > Sent: Monday, January 18, 2010 5:27 PM
> > To: Evergreen Discussion Group
> > 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
> > time.
> > 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?
> > Thanks!
> > Tara
> > Emily Carr University of Art + Design
> > Vancouver, BC
Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson
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