[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] ***SPAM*** Re: booking module--what are folks doing now?
gvitez at niagaracollege.ca
Tue Jan 19 13:13:58 EST 2010
I'm a bigtime lurker on this list and should probably add that Niagara College is migrating this summer and is so excited to hear that Mohawk is roaring along with a booking module! Currently, we're a Horizon library and the booking method isn't the prettiest or the most user-friendly.
If at all possible, I'd love to hear about other college migration experiences, too...how folks are dealing with serials, reserves, etc. Mohawk and UPEI have been very good about sharing info...I just figure I should start bugging some other folks now!
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>>> Cynthia Williamson <crwbookgirl at gmail.com> 1/19/2010 12:53 PM >>>
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.
On Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 8:11 AM, Mauerhoff, Petra <PMauerhoff at cotr.bc.ca> wrote:
> 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
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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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Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
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