WYLD TECHNOTE 102: Creating a "Self check" logon
One of our members has asked about creating a sort of "Patron self check" logon. Here are the suggestions on how this might be done.
- Create a patron record with the "New user registration" wizard.
- For the "User ID" use something like "XXXXSELF", where XXXX is your library's code, e.g. LARM, LCCC.
- For the patron profile type in "SELFCHECK", this profile allows only the basic circ check out and nothing more, not even a workflows shutdown
- In the "last name, first name" field you will want to user something like "LARM self check logon"
- The choice of password is up to you, you can even choose to have no password, its up to you and how you will be using this
- To create this separate logon on a workstation, first logon with the any other account, not the new one
- Select the "Getgoing" toolbar, right click on the "Help" wizard and delete it.
- Right click on the now blank toolbar and click "Add button"
- Type "C" repeatedly until you find the "CHECKOUT" wizard, click ok
- On the menu bar click "preference/desktop/windows", in the "Opening wizard" field select "CHECKOUT", click "ok"
- On the menu bar click "preference/desktop/toolbar/save as",answer yes to the question "Toolbar has been changed, save changes"
- Give the new tool bar a name like "SELFCK", only 8 characters are saved.
- Make a copy of workflows: right click the "Start" button and click "explore", click "local disk", click "program files"
- Click on the "Sirsi" folder and right click on the "Workflows" directory and click "copy"
- Right click again and click "paste"
- Right click on the "Copy of workflows" folder and click "rename", call it "Selfcheck"
- Double click on the "Selfcheck" folder to open it, double click on the "Toolbar" folder and delete all files here
- Click the "Explorer" back button, and double click on the "Toolcust" folder, delete all toolbars but the "selfck"
- Using standard windows techniques, create your workflows short cut to the new "c:/program files/sirsi/selfcheck" folder, be sure to select the workflows application usually called, "wf020000", and not on the icon named "workflow"
- You are now on your own as to how this might be used within your library, I would do some serious testing to make sure you understand the full impact of how this will work for your patrons
technote 102 - Feb 2004