Loan management

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CATVids lets you to track videos out on loan; you can easily loan out a video, set a due date and search for all videos out on loan and videos overdue.

You can use a bar code scanner when checking videos in and out of the library. CATVids will handle any bar code scanner that enters data via a keyboard interface. These are often referred to as "wedge" readers as they wedge themselves in between the keyboard and your computer.

If you have a bar code scanner, use the 'Check Titles In/Out' window to quickly check videos in and out of the library. If you do not have a bar code scanner, you can manually check videos in and out one at a time, or you can use the 'Check Titles In/Out' window if you manually look up videos and borrowers.

To get an overview of videos current out on loan you can select the On Loan filter in the Video View. From the Loan View you can browse the complete loan history. On the Report menu you find various loan reports that you can print out.

In addition, CATVids also allows you to place reservations for videos on loan, and to automatically clear reservations.

You can also send e-mail notifications to borrowers. This could be a reminder that a video should be returned soon or is overdue, or a notification that a reserved video is ready for collection. For more information, see To send e-mail notifications.

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