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Category Archives: Circulation
Amlib can be set to keep an audit trail of messages that occur during circulation. This can be turned on or off, so if you don’t need it, turn it off. (You can do this at Supervisor, Installation, Other button, … Continue reading
Reservations management is a specialised part of circulation activities that some staff are more knowledeable about than others, and there are aspects of it that tend to get neglected. Reservation parameters were set up when you first started on … Continue reading
Circulation librarians sometimes have to cope with the awkward situation where the borrower claims that an item was returned, but the system says that it wasn’t. The item may have bypassed the loan desk and found its way back … Continue reading
Amlib has several ways of issuing items and it is easy to forget some of the lesser used ways if they are not used regularly. The different issue methods are: the usual issue method using the green Issue screen. Everybody knows … Continue reading
Waiving of fines is a delicate matter; some libraries allow it and some don’t. If it is allowed, it can sometimes be abused, so it’s a good idea for a supervisor to have a way of monitoring what is going on. … Continue reading
Amlib has several reports for tracking and counting high borrower usage. The report templates are designed to show items used more than 3, 6, 10 or 100 times within a specified period, which can be very useful for collection development purposes. To … Continue reading
** See past blog posts at www.infosolve.co.za/blog. No login required except for downloads ** RepStatistics gives you reports of circulation activity, but what about tracking those items that are used within the library that do not get borrowed? Items left lying on the … Continue reading