On 7/26/17 10:10 AM, Mike Rylander wrote:

Interestingly, Grand Rapids PL (Bill Ott) has done exactly that:

I'm not sure if it's still in use, though.

Certainly still in use. No case locking/unlocking but a whole lot of "non-library" RFID equipment being interfaced with Evergreen.

Mike Rylander
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On Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 9:57 AM, Rogan Hamby
<rha...@equinoxinitiative.org> wrote:
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

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

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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

On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 4:16 PM, Jesse McCarty <jes...@burlingtonwa.gov>
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

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