Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Swiss Army Librarian: "Highlighting the Value of Library Use"

Brian Herzog has another great post on Swiss Army Librarian:
Here's a more in-your-face twist on the Library Value Calculator. Another library in my consortium figured out how to display the total cost of a patron's items on their checkout receipt, and since we never let a good idea go to waste, we adopted it in my library, too.

Basically, it's a little macro that pulls the cost figure from each item's record, adds them all up, and provides a total. We present it in kind of a cutesy context, but the intent is to show people how much they save by using the library. Check it out:
Swiss Army Librarian checkout receipt
A neat idea. Read the whole post.

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