[Michlib-l] Magazine Use

Andrea Mucha amucha at cityofwarren.org
Tue Feb 11 16:31:25 EST 2014

We have a user account set up as 'inhouse'.  Any items left out on tables, placed at the ends of shelves, etc are checked out to 'inhouse', discharged, and sorted to shelve.  Each inhouse check out shows up in our system as a checkout.  This method doesn't differentiate between regular checkouts and inhouse, but it is something.

Andrea Mucha

Office Assistant

Warren Public Library

Dorothy M Busch Branch

23333 Ryan Road

Warren MI 48091

(586) 755-5750

(586) 756-4292 Fax


From: michlib-l-bounces at mail.mcls.org <michlib-l-bounces at mail.mcls.org> on behalf of Kelli Perkins <kperkins at herrickdl.org>
Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 1:05 PM
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Subject: [Michlib-l] Magazine Use

Has anyone found an effective way to count magazine use beyond circulation? Since this is such a browsing collection, I haven't found a way to determine how much use individual titles get from browsers who don't check them out. Ideas? I have seen fancy mechanisms that physically count how many times something is lifted from the shelf, but I'm looking for a more low tech solution!

Kelli Perkins
Head of Reference Services
Herrick District Library
300 S River Ave, Holland MI 49423
kperkins at herrickdl.org

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