Library and collections

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How to use it / introduction

This is an application that allows you to keep a list of books, objects and contacts, and check on objects borrowed and returned.

Creating a Library and collections file

Menu File → New... and select the  Banana Library template (also make sure you have selected English as search language).
You can also find the template directly at the following link https://www.banana.ch/apps/en/node/8109

Tables

If you open a Library and collections file you will find several tables:

  • Groups table - where you can assign to each user a group, for example to partition children between Kindergarten and Primary school users, etc.
  • Contacts table - where you can enter users data: name, telephone, email, ...
  • Items table - where you can enter your items data: valuables, books or other.
  • Loans table - where you can enter the checked out items, the expiration date and the return date.
  • Diary table - where you can enter daily notes and connect them to a specific contact, for example the librarians' shifts.

Other useful commands

Printouts

Everything that you see on screen can be printed or saved in a pdf format.

Use the Library books report extension to obtain:

  • printout of the complete book catalog in pdf, to be published on the internet
  • printout of the users details with the books they have loaned and the ones still to be returned (to be sent as an attachment when sending reminders).

 

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