Awesome. Thanks for sharing Steven!
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On 9/2/14, 12:02 PM, "Steven Marsden" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>We built an in-house program for mapping books (
>https://github.com/ryersonlibrary/rula-finder). I might take some tweaking
>to work at your institution, but I would give take a look.
>Here is a working example:
>Currently its main limitation is that it can open map to rectangles (if
>shelves are slanted, or irregularly shaped, it may get tricky)
>On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 2:07 PM, Dave Caroline
><[log in to unmask]>
>> My system is a private collection but operates with a public interface
>> it uses unique barcodes which operate in a similar way to an rfid per
>> 1, me
>> 2, not that long (add an input shelving screen, draw some maps(auto
>> drawn in my case), and add a link in the search results to a map
>> 3, not a lot(nothing) I wrote it for my own collection/archive
>> 4, a barcode scanner, both hand held/and a wifi barcode scanner
>> 5, uses the search screen, gets a link to the map
>> 6, no difference in my case
>> 7, yes, sure makes finding stuff easy, also makes for easy stock control
>> I dont see much difference software wise between rfid and barcode just
>> the way scanning is done.
>> The web interface has no map interface for security reasons but
>> internal screens get the map link.
>> I have saved a grab here
>> I save an XY location, size and rotation for a shelf and the basic
>> room size in a table then draw automatically the room with an arrow
>> pointing to a highlighted stack.
>> one day the arrow position will show the approx offset along the shelf
>> as I always scan left to right.
>> Dave Caroline
>> On 28/08/2014, Jarrell, Mark <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> > Are there any libraries out there that are making use of RFID
>> > hardware/software to help patrons know the precise location of
>> > on the shelves? Or is anyone use other stack mapping software to help
>> > patrons know the general location of items on the shelf? If so, I
>> > questions for you. Please feel free to message me directly and I can
>> > the results into an anonymous set to share with the group.
>> > 1. Name of software & vendor
>> > 2. Approximate time to implement
>> > 3. Approximate cost to implement
>> > 4. What types of hardware/software is involved in the process that
>> > used previously?
>> > 5. How does the customer locate the item on the shelf (e.g. Via
>> > tool, map linked to catalog record, etc.)
>> > 6. Is there a way for the patron to find out the location of items
>> > are shelved in non-public areas (if a library branch is undergoing
>> > renovations)?
>> > 7. Would you recommend this software/hardware method to other
>> > Why or why not?
>> > [cid:B062E8AC-43B8-4564-9851-3B3E64D2EDF1]
>> > Mark W. Jarrell
>> > Online Applications Developer | Richland Library
>> > 1431 Assembly St. | Columbia, SC 29201
>> > (p) 803.553.9818 | (GTalk, Skype) mark.jarrell
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