[Koha] Introduction / Inventory questions

BWS Johnson abesottedphoenix at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 16 12:43:50 NZDT 2012


> We undertook a stocktake earlier this year using Koha 3.4.  We didn't use 
> the stocktake module though.  What we did was return all items through the 
> circulation desk.  This changes their last seen date to the current date.  Once 
> we had done that I then made a report which showed the biblio/item details and 
> included whether the item was on loan or not and the date last seen.
> Any item not on issue or not seen prior to the date the stocktake began was 
> considered missing and its status was changed to lost.
> We have undertaken stocktakes using the same process and with three different 
> Library Management Systems and have come to the conclusion it is the best 
> method.  Using a laptop with scanner and wifi connection means you aren't 
> dragging books to the issue desk.
> Below is the report I use, which could also be used as a shelf check list. If 
> you only have one branch then take out the highlighted line.  Not sure that it 
> would work in your version but worth a try :)

    I concur that this is a stellar way to ensure accuracy. A side benefit is that you can shelf read, weed, and shift as you go along.


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