[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Best practices for staff client usernames

Elisabeth Keppler keppleep at forsyth.cc
Tue Aug 12 11:21:47 EDT 2014

Forsyth County NC uses a system that is tied to the position rather the
individual.  That way, the permissions, reports, etc. stay with the person
who needs them, regardless of who it is.  Since the County's position
control numbers (PCNs) are four digits, our user names are constructed as

        *   abcXXXX*

where a, b, and c are single-letter codes and XXXX is the PCN.

   - a = library  (each org unit has its own letter)
   - b = department  (Tech Services, children's services, etc.)
   - c = position type (supervisor, librarian, assistant, etc.)

Hope that helps,
Lise Keppler

On Tue, Aug 12, 2014 at 11:01 AM, Deana Cunningham <
deana.cunningham at granvillecounty.org> wrote:

>  Hi,
>  My new director was asking my opinion on usernames and passwords for
> staff. I am of two minds - I would like more personalized usernames for
> accountability reasons, but I also recognize things like reports are tied
> to usernames and it is easier just to change the password when people leave
> instead of setting up a new user from scratch. We also have only one
> username for substitutes (by branch) and this can get a bit confusing.
>  Any opinions?
>  Thanks,
>  Deana
> Deana Cunningham
> Branch Manager, South Branch Library
> 1550 S. Campus Dr.
> Creedmoor, NC 27522
> Phone: (919) 528-1752
> Fax: (919) 528-1376
> deana.cunningham at granvillecounty.org

Lise Keppler
Forsyth County Public Library
660 W 5th St
Winston Salem NC 27101
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