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

Yamil Suarez ysuarez at berklee.edu
Thu Dec 22 10:11:44 EST 2016


Thanks for the feedback!

Happy holidays,

On Wed, Dec 21, 2016 at 3:42 PM, Chauncey Montgomery <chauncey at yourcl.org>

> Yamil,
> 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.
> CM
> --
> 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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