Re: [Videolib] media scheduling

Nora Dimmock (NDimmock@library.rochester.edu)
Wed, 26 Nov 2003 15:23:01 -0500

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We have been using Media Scheduling at the Multimedia Center at the =
University of Rochester for several years now. It works well for booking =
screenings and rooms, which is all that we use it for. We have a separate =
department that handles equipment delivery, etc, so we haven't tested that =
functionality, but I assume it would work easily as well.=20
=20
We do wish that it would talk to Voyager better- we use both the circulatio=
n module and the media scheduling module here- everything on reserve goes =
through MS and all the circulating items go through circ. Media Scheduling =
works best if the item has a "media type" attached to the bib record in =
Voyager (we don't use one) and once that media type is added to the bib =
the item cannot be charged in the circulation module. This can be a royal =
pain if you are taking a large number of videos off of reserve and sending =
them back to the regular collection because the media type can only be =
deleted in the cataloging module. Media Scheduling does allow you to "add" =
a temporary media type as you are adding media items to a booking, thereby =
solving the problem, but I am sure the whole system would function better =
if it was the exclusive "circulation" module for a particular location.=20
=20
We have never used it for billing and invoicing- sorry! Feel free to email =
me if you want any more information. Have a great Thanksgiving,
Nora
=20
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Nora Dimmock, Media Librarian
Multimedia Center
University of Rochester
ndimmock@library.rochester.edu=20
(585) 273-5010
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>>> Glabbott@syr.edu 11/26/03 01:55PM >>>
I also would be interested in the use of Media Scheduling in Voyager and =
if it serves the needs that Sandra has
noted below and also has anyone used it for billing and invoicing for =
video and equipment uses. George.

George Abbott
Syracuse University Library
Syracuse, NY 13244
V: 315.443.2438
F: 315.443.9510
E: glabbott@syr.edu=20

>>> SK-McVey@wiu.edu 11/26/03 12:22PM >>>
I'm interested in learning what booking system others use to book =
their films. We are in need to change
our booking system. First of all, I would like to know if anyone uses =
Media Scheduling on the Voyager system? If so, how do you like it? =20
I work at a University Library, and the AV unit houses the videos separate =
from the books, we store our videos in a cold room environment. Our =
current booking system is a home-made system and does everything we need, =
but, its Mac version and we will soon be changing to PC. =20
We need this booking system to do the following:=20
- Advanced booking (Some professors bring a list of media needed for the =
semester)
-Print a list of videos to be delivered on a given date.
-Print a list of videos to be picked up on a given date.
-If possible print a list of all media checked out to patrons.

This system would help us with our service we provide to the University.
Your input would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Sandra McVey
Audiovisual Aids Tech II
Audiovisual Services
Western Illinois University
Macomb, IL 61455

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Videolib mailing list
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We have been using Media Scheduling at the Multimedia = Center=20 at the University of Rochester for several years now. It works well for = booking=20 screenings and rooms, which is all that we use it for. We have a = separate=20 department that handles equipment delivery, etc, so we haven't tested = that=20 functionality, but I assume it would work easily as well.
 
We do wish that it would talk to Voyager better- we = use both=20 the circulation module and the media scheduling module here- everything = on=20 reserve goes through MS and all the circulating items go through circ. = Media=20 Scheduling works best if the item has a "media type" attached to the bib = record=20 in Voyager (we don't use one) and once that media type is added to the bib = the=20 item cannot be charged in the circulation module. This can be a royal pain = if=20 you are taking a large number of videos off of reserve and sending them = back to=20 the regular collection because the media type can only be deleted in = the=20 cataloging module. Media Scheduling does allow you to "add" a temporary = media=20 type as you are adding media items to a booking, thereby solving the = problem,=20 but I am sure the whole system would function better if it was the = exclusive=20 "circulation" module for a particular location.
 
We have never used it for billing and invoicing- = sorry! Feel=20 free to email me if you want any more information. Have a great=20 Thanksgiving,
Nora
 
 
Nora Dimmock, Media Librarian
Multimedia Center
University = of=20 Rochester
ndimmock@library.rochester.e= du
(585)=20 273-5010
 
>>> Glabbott@syr.edu 11/26/03 01:55PM >>>
I also = would=20 be interested in the use of Media Scheduling in Voyager and if it serves = the=20 needs that Sandra has
noted below and also has anyone used it for = billing and=20 invoicing for video and equipment uses.  =20 George.



George Abbott
Syracuse University Library
Syra= cuse,=20 NY 13244
V: 315.443.2438
F: 315.443.9510
E:=20 glabbott@syr.edu

>>> SK-McVey@wiu.edu 11/26/03 12:22PM=20 >>>
    I'm interested in learning what = booking=20 system others use to book their films.  We are in need to change
ou= r=20 booking system.   First of all, I would like to know if anyone = uses=20 Media Scheduling on the Voyager system?  If so, how do you like = it? =20
I work at a University Library, and the AV unit houses the videos = separate=20 from the books, we store our videos in a cold room environment.  = Our=20 current booking system is a home-made system and does everything we need, = but,=20 its  Mac version and we will soon be changing to PC. 
  = We=20 need this booking system to do the following:
- Advanced booking  = (Some=20 professors bring a list of media needed for the semester)
-Print a list = of=20 videos to be delivered on a given date.
-Print a list of videos to be = picked=20 up on a given date.
-If possible print a list of all media checked out = to=20 patrons.

This system would help us with our service we provide to = the=20 University.
Your input would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Sa= ndra=20 McVey
Audiovisual Aids Tech II
Audiovisual Services
Western = Illinois=20 University
Macomb, IL =20 61455


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