[Koha] Fixed asset management??

David Schuster dschust1 at tx.rr.com
Sat Sep 19 01:15:03 NZST 2009

In schools we do this often...  Tracking VCR's, Overheads, Carts, Digital
Cameras etc...

Works just fine - but there isn't a "reserve" type option where you want it
next week for room 301 so you "schedule" it.

But for on demand and who has what it works.

When we put in our equipment we did very generic records - 0Digital Camera,
0Overhead to make it easy to track them and it kept all the equipment record
together - I could type 0* and see all the equipment records quickly.  Then
it didn't matter if we put it in as 0Camera Digital or 0Digital Camera you
could still find it.

David Schuster

Ben Ide wrote:
> We just started using our installation to check out equipment.  So far
> it's just some videorecording gear, but so long as we can slap a
> barcode on it, we can check it out to people.
> Would you allow people to put holds on things?  I guess in the words
> of your finance department, it would be "reserving items."
> Thanks,
> -- Ben
> On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 4:06 PM, Lenora Oftedahl <OFTL at critfc.org> wrote:
>> Hi. Recently the Commission realized (after an audit finding) that they
>> need better fixed asset management.  They would like to be able to check
>> these items out to people to track them.
>> I mentioned that function sounds like a library and perhaps they could
>> use Koha for this function.  The Finance Dept. would have a separate
>> installation on a different server, but I don't see why they couldn't use
>> the software.
>> What do you all think?  Is there anyone out there using Koha for capital
>> item management beyond books?  Do you have artwork or cell phones
>> described and checked out to staff?
>> Thanx.
>> Lenora
>> Lenora A. Oftedahl
>> StreamNet Regional Librarian
>> Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission
>> http://www.fishlib.org
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