[Koha] Query on Tracking in-house use

Kelly McElligott kelly at bywatersolutions.com
Sat Aug 1 06:06:07 NZST 2020

I am sure you will get others to respond on what they prefer or why they
use the process they do- but I am going to share another resource about the
set up of each in this tutorial video/blog post:


On Fri, Jul 31, 2020 at 11:20 AM Patricia Dowling <
Patricia.Dowling at oireachtas.ie> wrote:

> This is my first post to the community and I want to thank you all for
> this fantastic resource. I have learned so much over the past few months
> since we went live with Koha last year.
> We are about to go live with 19.11 and I have a question about Tracking
> in-house use.
> We would like use this to track usage of items (such as reference works or
> journals) that cannot be removed from our public Reading Room or archive
> rooms. I understand that tracking the use of items in the library without
> checking them out can be done in Koha one of two ways. The first is to
> create one or more Statistical Patrons<
> https://koha-community.org/manual/19.11/en/html/patrons.html#add-a-statistical-patron-label>.
> The other way to record local use of items is to set your
> RecordLocalUseOnReturn<
> https://koha-community.org/manual/19.11/en/html/systempreferences.html#recordlocaluseonreturn>
> preference to ‘Record.’ Then whenever you check an item in that is not
> checked out and not on hold a local use will be recorded.
> Does anyone have experience of using this feature and if so which option
> did you choose from the 2 options available?
> How has it worked? What are the pros and cons, what setup is needed etc.
> Thanks very much in advance!
> Patricia Dowling,
> Research Librarian,
> Oireachtas Library & Research Service,
> Leinster House,
> Dublin 2
> Ireland
> patricia.dowling at oireachtas.ie
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