[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] How do you track the use of a library dropbox?

Chauncey Montgomery chauncey at yourcl.org
Wed Dec 21 15:42:01 EST 2016

I think your solution of a dedicated workstation or login seems like the 
easiest way to track it.  You could generate a report to see how many 
transactions occurred for that login.  We haven't implemented it yet, 
but we hope to do the same thing with our self-check workstations.  We 
created a unique login for those workstations so we could see how often 
they get used.
Chauncey G. Montgomery
Director/Fiscal Officer | Community Library
44 Burrer Drive | Sunbury, OH 43074
740-965-3901 | www.yourcl.org

On 12/21/2016 10:54 AM, Yamil Suarez wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> We are a somewhat small library, and we recently started using a library
> dropbox. I want to start tracking how often the drop box is used. We use
> barcodes on our items, and was planning on tracking check ins of the
> items left inside the drop box.
> I was wondering what workflows are used at your libraries to track these
> check ins. I have thought of using a dedicated login or a dedicated
> check in station. Since I think I can track these values in the
> circulation table. BTW, the dedicated station would be within a virtual
> machine, to make sure it only gets used for the drop bock check ins.
> Wondering if there are better and/or smarter approaches using my general
> setup, besides switching to RFIDs, etc.
> Thanks in advance,
> Yamil
> --------------------------------
> Yamil Suarez, MCS
> Associate Director of Library Systems & Web Development
> Stan Getz Library
> Berklee College of Music
> 1140 Boylston St
> Boston, MA 02215
> ysuarez at berklee.edu <mailto:ysuarez at berklee.edu>
> 617-747-2617

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