[Koha] Course Reserves Shelf
Steve/Ollie/Steven F. Baljkas
baljkas at mts.net
Sun Jun 6 17:28:04 NZST 2004
Sunday, June 6, 2004 00:11 CDT
Greetings Rev. Dr. Sokolov,
I've followed the Koha listserv faithfully for more than a year now, and I can't remember seeing your question raised. I'm useless with searching the archives, but I am sure someone skillfull will point out if your question has already been answered.
In the case that not, though, one simple solution that I've seen employed and have had to use myself (because of limitations of the library vendor software) -- successfully -- was to employ colour tag or markers -- even bookmarks will work with cooperative students -- to identify the particular course for which a work is reserved. The books can be checked out to a dummy 'patron' with the instructor's name or the course number or what have you and the materials can then be shelved as needed by the circ staff (on book trolleys, on shelves behind the reference or circ desks, etc.) so that the books can be quickly located. When the students return the book/s, the colour marker identifies for circ staff that it should be charged back to a particular dummy 'patron' course reserve identifier.
Hopefully, this would be use-able if there is not a more elegant solution in the works. (I wonder if it wouldn't be possible to define each course reserve list as an item type, at least for the length of the courses, although I would think that such would be a rather laborious solution.)
Best wishes in your adoption of Koha.
Steven F. Baljkas
library tech at large
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
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