Resource Manager is used to maintain information relating to the resources held on the system. These resources can be of any type (e.g. books, DVDs, websites, eBooks, equipment, toys, musical instruments, drama costumes, sheet music, electronic documents). Basically, as long as you can describe a resource, it can be catalogued and subsequently Searched, Circulated and/or Reported on.
The initial display mode is Multi-Record (a grid with selectable sort order). If you select the Single mode, the currently selected Resource will be displayed in its own panel.
The Resources Manager in Multi-Record View
New resources can be added:
Copied from existing catalogue records (two methods).
Imported from external files (e.g. MARC records downloaded from SCIS).
Directly downloaded from SCIS.
The Resources Manager in Single Record View
Once catalogued, almost all information in the catalogue record can be amended.
Incorporates powerful editing facilities which can allow for records to be amended en-masse.
Includes the concept of a 'Container', that is, one resource which contains several others(if a container is circulated, its contents are also automatically circulated along with it).
Global Field Value editor.
An Acquisitions system that is aimed at providing an aid to Librarians so that they can track those resources that they have ordered.
Ability to export selected information into standard file formats.