Just a quick thought that regardless of where the code resided to do the unlocking (internal to Evergreen or in a third party product) some third party hardware would be required to do this so the inherent division between ILS code and vendor hardware is always going to be there and therefore it's more likely that the unlocking will remain on the side of the hardware vendor.
That isn't to say that someone couldn't write their own native Evergreen client to do all this with their own hardware but the task would be ... non-trivial. :) Rogan Hamby Data and Project Analyst Equinox Open Library Initiative phone: 1-877-OPEN-ILS (673-6457) email: ro...@equinoxinitiative.org web: http://EquinoxInitiative.org On Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 9:51 AM, Terran McCanna < tmcca...@georgialibraries.org> wrote: > Hi Jesse, > > I just wanted to chime in that I'm not aware of anyone who is working on > developing functionality like that. The self-check interface hasn't gotten > a lot of attention in the past few years, possibly because not a lot of > libraries are using it. (Only 2 or 3 libraries out of our 285 total > libraries that have opted to use it.) There are a number of things that > could be done to improve it which would encourage more people to adopt it, > like adding the ability to pay fines through the same functionality that > the OPAC uses, and to allow patrons to renew books through it. > > > > Terran McCanna > PINES Program Manager > Georgia Public Library Service > 1800 Century Place, Suite 150 > Atlanta, GA 30345 > 404-235-7138 <(404)%20235-7138> > tmcca...@georgialibraries.org > > > On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 4:16 PM, Jesse McCarty <jes...@burlingtonwa.gov> > wrote: > >> Hello Everyone, >> >> >> >> Currently we are running an ITG self-check system that utilizes magnetic >> locking cases for DVDs and CDs. I know the documentation references no >> security mechanisms in Evergreen self-check, but I was wondering if there >> is a way for the Evergreen self-check to interact/activate the magnetic >> unlockers for security cases? Is this a sought after feature/planned >> possibility? Or is the built in self-check designed to be nothing more than >> its current basic form? >> >> >> >> Thanks in advance, >> >> >> >> Jesse McCarty >> >> City of Burlington >> >> IT Technical Assistant >> >> >> > >