[Koha] Introduction / Inventory questions
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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