Hello, Thank you both for your comments. I would love to see some more development in this area. We’d love to be able to have a field that held that date so we could keep track of when we inventoried an area.
Elizabeth From: Open-ils-general [mailto:open-ils-general-boun...@list.georgialibraries.org] On Behalf Of Rogan Hamby Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 2:25 PM To: Evergreen Discussion Group <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Method for collection inventory There are a lot of inventory related reports that are easier to do in sql than the reporter (if possible in the reporter at all) due to what they need. Many of these would also be good for weeding also and I've built them into the IDL in the past so that they could be more accessible to staff. Another thing inventory needs is a good way to batch upload and handle items conditionally. Right now the staff doing it through the item status screen is the best work around we have. Another process is to have staff feeding barcodes in batches to someone with sql access and they're passing reports back. That workflow can be more efficient but is also more convoluted from a "what humans have to keep track of" angle and it may not worth the gains so you're back to scanning things into the item status screen. Honestly, development is really needed for a proper inventory module*. There have been proposals floated around for better inventory support but they've so far lacked the critical momentum to get the funding gathered for it. * I hate calling functional areas in an ILS modules because that's a by product of commercial ILSes separating things out artificially for contractual purposes but it seems to have become a core part of library terminology. On Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 12:28 PM, Thomas Berezansky <tsb...@mvlcstaff.org<mailto:tsb...@mvlcstaff.org>> wrote: I know I could easily write a direct SQL query to show all non-deleted items that don't have an in house use before an arbitrary date, in the past six months, etc. I don't know if I could accomplish the same thing with the Evergreen reports module, though, at least without adding to the IDL. Thomas Berezansky Assistant Network Administrator Merrimack Valley Library Consortium 4 High ST, Suite 175 North Andover, MA 01845 Phone: 978-557-8161<tel:978-557-8161> -----Original Message----- From: Open-ils-general [mailto:open-ils-general-boun...@list.georgialibraries.org<mailto:open-ils-general-boun...@list.georgialibraries.org>] On Behalf Of Elizabeth Davis Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 12:13 To: Evergreen Discussion Group <email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>> Subject: Re: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Method for collection inventory Hello Everyone I was wondering if anyone has ever used In House Use reports for inventory instead of Status Change Date? We use Status Change Date for weeding because we don’t have circulation history past a year due to a recent migration. I can’t get the In House Use reports to provide items that have not been used. Any suggestions? Thanks, Elizabeth From: Open-ils-general [mailto:open-ils-general-boun...@list.georgialibraries.org<mailto:open-ils-general-boun...@list.georgialibraries.org>] On Behalf Of Elaine Hardy Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 11:59 AM To: Evergreen Discussion Group <email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>> Subject: Re: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Method for collection inventory Vince, PINES has inventory instructions at http://pines.georgialibraries.org/inventory While they are PINES specific, there are generalities that may prove useful. Elaine J. Elaine Hardy PINES & Collaborative Projects Manager Georgia Public Library Service/PINES 1800 Century Place, Ste. 150 Atlanta, GA 30045 404.235.7128<tel:404.235.7128> Office 404.548.4241<tel:404.548.4241> Cell 404.235.7201<tel:404.235.7201> FAX On Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 11:41 AM, Vince Giordano <vgiord...@juniatalibrary.org<mailto:vgiord...@juniatalibrary.org> <mailto:vgiord...@juniatalibrary.org<mailto:vgiord...@juniatalibrary.org>> > wrote: We are planning on conducting an inventory on parts of our overall collection. We envision scanning each title. Are there web client versions of SPARK that can allow for checking item status or in-house circ? That way we could run this off of an iPad. Otherwise we would use a laptop with the staff client open and bring it around with a scanner. Any thoughts or suggestions would be helpful. 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