We'd really like an inventory date field in items, too.  In the meantime,
libraries sometime create a local Statistical Category called Inventory
with values like Summer 2016, and update the field as part of the inventory
process.

It's not as specific or as easy to work with as a true date field, but it
does give you a way to track which items were handled as part of an
inventory project.

On Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 9:42 AM, Elizabeth Davis <eda...@albright.org>
wrote:

> 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 <
> open-ils-general@list.georgialibraries.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>
> 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
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Open-ils-general [mailto:
> open-ils-general-boun...@list.georgialibraries.org] On Behalf Of
> Elizabeth Davis
> Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 12:13
> To: Evergreen Discussion Group <open-ils-general@list.georgialibraries.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] On Behalf Of Elaine
> Hardy
> Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 11:59 AM
> To: Evergreen Discussion Group <open-ils-general@list.georgialibraries.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
>
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> 404.548.4241 Cell
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> 404.235.7201 FAX
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>
>
> On Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 11:41 AM, Vince Giordano <
> 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. Thanks!
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