Re: [Videolib] Automatic DVD/CD Dispensing Machines

Mark Ellis (mark.ellis@yourlibrary.ca)
Thu, 26 Mar 2009 12:27:19 -0700

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Farhad,
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We've been using Mediabank machines for several years with mostly good
results.
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They don't manage boxed sets as a single unit. Each part gets its own
bib record and each disc its own barcode.
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I'm not aware of any other customers using Voyager, but it uses a SIP
self-check interface, so I wouldn't expect that to be a problem.
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Here are a few pros and cons off the top of my head:
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Pros
Media security
self-checkin/out labour savings
non-queued, self-expiring holds
SIP interface for ILS circ interaction
Effective web reservation system (separate from ILS catalog though)
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Cons
Capital cost ($25K-$50K)
Poor ILS catalog integration--records needed to be exported
Staff need to perform physical/logical troubleshooting sometimes
Patron queues when busy
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Mark
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Mark Ellis
Manager, Information Technology
Richmond Public Library
Richmond, BC
(604) 231-6410
www.yourlibrary.ca <http://www.yourlibrary.ca/>=20

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Subject: [Videolib] Automatic DVD/CD Dispensing Machines

Dear collective mind,

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I'm doing some research on the possibility of getting automatic DVD/CD
dispensing machines for our library. I need input from pros and cons,
especially those who are actually using them. How does it work with
multiple DVD/CD box sets with a single barcode? Do they connect to
circulation modules such as Endeavor Voyager? I appreciate your
comments.

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Farhad Moshiri

AV Librarian

University of the Incarnate Word

San Antonio, TX

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color=3D#0000ff size=3D2>They don't manage boxed sets as a single =
unit.&nbsp; Each=20
part gets its own bib record and each disc its own =
barcode.</FONT></SPAN></DIV>
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<DIV dir=3Dltr align=3Dleft><SPAN class=3D897235118-26032009><FONT =
face=3DArial=20
color=3D#0000ff size=3D2>I'm not aware of any other customers using =
Voyager, but it=20
uses a SIP self-check interface, so I wouldn't expect that to be a=20
problem.</FONT></SPAN></DIV>
<DIV dir=3Dltr align=3Dleft><SPAN class=3D897235118-26032009><FONT =
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<DIV dir=3Dltr align=3Dleft><SPAN class=3D897235118-26032009><FONT =
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color=3D#0000ff size=3D2>Here are a few pros and cons off the top of my=20
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<DIV dir=3Dltr align=3Dleft><SPAN class=3D897235118-26032009><FONT =
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color=3D#0000ff size=3D2>Pros</FONT></SPAN></DIV>
<DIV dir=3Dltr align=3Dleft><SPAN class=3D897235118-26032009><FONT =
face=3DArial=20
color=3D#0000ff size=3D2>Media security</FONT></SPAN></DIV>
<DIV dir=3Dltr align=3Dleft><SPAN class=3D897235118-26032009><FONT =
face=3DArial=20
color=3D#0000ff size=3D2>self-checkin/out labour =
savings</FONT></SPAN></DIV>
<DIV dir=3Dltr align=3Dleft><SPAN class=3D897235118-26032009><FONT =
face=3DArial=20
color=3D#0000ff size=3D2>non-queued, self-expiring =
holds</FONT></SPAN></DIV>
<DIV dir=3Dltr align=3Dleft><SPAN class=3D897235118-26032009><FONT =
face=3DArial=20
color=3D#0000ff size=3D2>SIP interface for ILS circ =
interaction</FONT></SPAN></DIV>
<DIV dir=3Dltr align=3Dleft><SPAN class=3D897235118-26032009><FONT =
face=3DArial=20
color=3D#0000ff size=3D2>Effective web reservation system (separate from =
ILS catalog=20
though)</FONT></SPAN></DIV>
<DIV dir=3Dltr align=3Dleft><SPAN class=3D897235118-26032009><FONT =
face=3DArial=20
color=3D#0000ff size=3D2></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV dir=3Dltr align=3Dleft><SPAN class=3D897235118-26032009><FONT =
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color=3D#0000ff size=3D2>Cons</FONT></SPAN></DIV>
<DIV dir=3Dltr align=3Dleft><SPAN class=3D897235118-26032009><FONT =
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color=3D#0000ff size=3D2>Capital cost ($25K-$50K)</FONT></SPAN></DIV>
<DIV dir=3Dltr align=3Dleft><SPAN class=3D897235118-26032009><FONT =
face=3DArial=20
color=3D#0000ff size=3D2>Poor ILS catalog integration--records needed to =
be=20
exported</FONT></SPAN></DIV>
<DIV dir=3Dltr align=3Dleft><SPAN class=3D897235118-26032009><FONT =
face=3DArial=20
color=3D#0000ff size=3D2>Staff need to perform physical/logical =
troubleshooting=20
sometimes</FONT></SPAN></DIV>
<DIV dir=3Dltr align=3Dleft><SPAN class=3D897235118-26032009><FONT =
face=3DArial=20
color=3D#0000ff size=3D2>Patron queues when busy</FONT></SPAN></DIV>
<DIV dir=3Dltr align=3Dleft><SPAN class=3D897235118-26032009><FONT =
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color=3D#0000ff size=3D2></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV dir=3Dltr align=3Dleft><SPAN class=3D897235118-26032009><FONT =
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<DIV align=3Dleft><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Mark Ellis<BR>Manager, =
Information=20
Technology<BR>Richmond Public Library<BR>Richmond, BC<BR>(604) =
231-6410<BR><A=20
href=3D"http://www.yourlibrary.ca/">www.yourlibrary.ca</A></FONT></DIV></=
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</B>Moshiri, Farhad=20
<BR><B>Sent:</B> Thursday, March 26, 2009 6:05 AM<BR><B>To:</B>=20
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Dispensing Machines<BR></FONT><BR></DIV>
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<P class=3DMsoNormal><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2><SPAN=20
style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">I&#8217;m doing some =
research on the=20
possibility of getting automatic DVD/CD dispensing machines for our =
library. I=20
need input from pros and cons, especially those who are actually using =
them. How=20
does it work with multiple DVD/CD box sets with a single barcode? Do =
they=20
connect to circulation modules such as Endeavor Voyager? I appreciate =
your=20
comments.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2><SPAN=20
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Moshiri<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P>
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Librarian<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2><SPAN=20
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