I ended up writing a computer sign-out program for our Library.
Granted, we only have 7 public computer stations, but they are heavily
used and a sign-up sheet resulted in staff constantly having to babysit
users, tell them to get off for another patron, etc. Some pretty basic
coding with RapidQ and I ended up with an application that, so far, has
been working just fine - and for the most part, requires little or no
I couldn't justify spending the $$ for every station to patch in to our
resource library's Pharos system.
Benjamin D. Sprague
Circulation Supervisor /
Ripon Public Library
From: Teresa Kong [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, November 26, 2003 7:59 PM
Subject: RE: [Videolib] PC Booking system
Do you use any booking systems for PCs in your library? We have about 50
PCs in the Multimedia section, and they are heavily used. We use a
manual system by signing for 1 hour usage during peak hours of the day,
but this is very tedious work to counter staff. I wish to know if there
are any booking systems that work well in your library. Thank you.
Multimedia Learning Centre
Hong Kong Baptist University Library
34 Renfrew Road
Tel: 852-3411 5397
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