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ERIC Number: EJ963352
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1041-7915
Efficient Solutions for Time-Consuming Jobs in the Library
Bailey, Kieren
Computers in Libraries, v31 n9 p32-35 Nov 2011
Two of the most time-consuming jobs in the library are taking inventory and keeping track of in-house uses of library material. Librarians have long been searching for more efficient solution for these two activities. New technology can be the answer to creating efficiency for libraries. In fact, if one is a SirsiDynix library, there is an easy solution--the PocketCirc, a handheld device run through a PDA. Canadian University College (CUC), a small private university in Alberta, Canada, has a small staff and has to be proactive in finding ways to streamline library projects. As a technical services/systems librarian at CUC, part of this author's job is to provide information on emerging technologies that will help them meet this goal. In this article, Bailey shares her CUC library experience using the PocketCirc, which provides "easy online or offline access to key circulation and inventory functions...." (Contains 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada