Selected features for colleges
Reports can be copied, edited and exported from the system, and even emailed on a regular basis so they simply arrive in your inbox when required. A report writing wizard is also provided to ensure all your reporting needs are catered for. A job scheduler is provided so that a range of routine tasks can be performed automatically without staff interaction – think of it like your virtual Systems librarian!
Heritage Cirqa is compatible with user management systems (via LDAP, Active Directory, Shibboleth, OpenAthens), VLEs such as Moodle, Discovery systems such as EBSCO and a variety of self-service systems via the SIP2 protocol. A range of export facilities via XML, CSV and MARC formats are available.
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Selected other functions described
Keep your users safe by ensuring items are quarantined before reshelving – Heritage Cirqa will tell you when it is safe to circulate them again.
When your users visit the online catalogue their login details can be automatically passed to Heritage Online so they always see the interface and content that is relevant to them.
Issuing ‘on the fly’ – If someone wants to borrow something from the library that isn’t on your catalogue you can create a quick loan on the fly, even for items like phone chargers and calculators!
Tutors can create and share lists of items with their students via the online catalogue (or they can ask you to do it for them).
If you’re providing online resources to your students you can regularly check that links to those resources are not broken.
Teaching staff and students can indicate subject areas of interest and they will be informed of all the new
stock added to those subject areas. This helps maximise resources right from the start.
Borrowing statistics are not the whole picture of your library service! Ensure your statistics reflect the real usage of your library stock, by scanning in all items consulted in the library, before reshelving them.
An optional bookings module enables library staff to book resources for users for set periods in the future, with buffer periods in between bookings to allow for processing and recharging if necessary.