Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Evergreen Canned Reports - Testing

Equinox has delivered a set of 29 reports for Bibliomation staff to test. They fall into three broad categories:

  • Library Collections (10 reports)
  • Library Patrons (9 reports)
  • Library Services (10 reports)
I've already run a handful of them, and so far, they're looking very good. For instance, we really needed an Item Count by Shelving Location report (which I had forgotten to ask Dan Scott to help us write in SQL) and that report is found under Library Collections. It seems to produce the correct results, too.

Examples of some of the other reports:

  • Inventory List - Lists of titles and items by shelving location and call number range
  • List Items Added by Date Range
  • List Patrons with Outstanding Balances
  • Count Patrons Added by Date Range
  • Items Loaned by Receiving Library & Date Range
  • Items Loaned by Sending Library & Date Range
  • Count In House Usage by Library Circulation Modifier
If you're curious to see the full list of reports, feel free to send me an email at terlaga{at}biblio{dot}org.

Amy Terlaga
Assistant Director, User Services

1 comment:

Discole said...

Some of these reports are really, really easy to create.

Is there a difference between what Equinox is creating and what we can already do in the reports module?

ie: is it ease of execution or better results display?