Make sure you look at your school's library catalog system as well and
see if this will meet some of your needs.  This is the solution we are using
for tracking loaned and checked out equipment at a few ACSU schools.  We do
maintain separate spreadsheets for inventory and warranty purposes but the
loaning functionality is handled through our library catalog.

   - Josh

On Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 9:09 AM, School Information Technology Discussion <
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> I am in the midst of researching asset tracking software for CVU's Media
> Services circulating inventory. I was interested to know what others are
> using, and some of the pros and cons you have encountered for how your
> institution is run. I am open to any open-source suggestions. As of now I
> am looking into the three below:
> RedBeam, Check In Check Out
> Jolly, Asset Track Enterprise Edition
> PrimaSoft, Equipment Tracker Pro, v2.7
> I need it to support the following:
>   * Configurable Rental and Overdue Settings by Item
>   * Item Barcode Label Printing
>   * Flexible User Defined Fields
>   * Reporting with Scope and Sort Capabilities
>   * Transaction History
>   * Import and Export with Microsoft® Excel
>   * Track by Patron, and Department/location
>   * Calculate Rental and Overdue Fees
> and would like for it to be able to accommodate for this:
>   * Easy-to-Use Interface
>   * Notify Users of Items Overdue
>   * Track Item Usage
>   * Networking or web base
>   * Patron Pics
> any input would be appreciated.
> Thanks,
> --
> Michael Dumont II
> Education Media Design & Technology Coordinator
> "It's only after you've lost everything,
> that you're free to do anything"
> Chuck Palahniuk