[WEB4LIB] "check shelves"
suekamm at mindspring.com
Sat Jul 17 15:33:33 EDT 2004
K.G. Schneider wrote:
> I was looking at a number of web opacs (note how I carefully work in the Web
> connection) when I saw something that bothers me because I see it far too
> often now:
> CHECK SHELVES
> This is a status code I believe was intended for catalogs during their
> migration phase. But how many opacs (which are mostly web tools now anyway)
> list status for any book not checked out or withdrawn or damaged or stolen
> as CHECK SHELVES?
Our OPAC shows three statuses (stati?) for materials: Available,
Checked Out, Not Available.
We also show location (Main Library, branches); level (Adult, Juvenile,
YA); and whether the item is subject or fiction.
BTW, a good use for RFID tags would be to determine whether an item
really IS where in the library it's supposed to be.
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Los Angeles/Inglewood, CA
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