Ditto: Or "devices" (cameras, Flips, voice recorders, MP3 players, etc.) are included in tech equipment inventory but they are circulated through our catalog and supported by the librarians. Except for the fact that people cannot schedule them in advance (although I imagine they could be put on "hold" if necessary) this has worked well for us.



On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 8:44 AM, Sylvia Gagne <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
We also use our library system with a separate inventory system.  This works quite well for us as our librarian manages all of our smaller equipment.  She is also the first level of tech support for these pieces, which is a great help.

On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 8:24 AM, Josh Blumberg <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

    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 <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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.

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


Sylvia Gagne
Georgia Elementary & Middle School
4416 Ethan Allen Highway
St. Albans, VT 05478

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