Media Unit

When a new media unit is created, OpenEduCat assumes that media unit is available in library. So now a librarian can perform operations like issue media unit, return media unit etc.. Thus once a media unit is created, its default state is Available.

Go To Library ‣ All Media ‣ Media Units. Click on Create to create a new media unit.

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Details of Media Units

  • Name :- Provide the name for Media Unit.
  • Media :- Select the media from list for which media unit is created.
  • Barcode :- Provide the barcode of the media.
  • Media Type :- Select Media Type.

Issue Media

  • Click on Issue Media to allocate the media unit to a person. It opens the below wizard. Here you can specify details related to the allocation.
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Details of Media Issue Wizard

  • Transaction Type :- Transaction Type is used to show whether the media unit is being issued or returned.
  • Media Unit Number :- Media unit Number is the number of the media that is being allocated to a unit. They are set by OpenEduCat only when you click on Isuue Media button.
  • Library Card :- You can Write Library card number assigned to you in order to issue.
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Return Media

  • To return a media unit, click on Return Media button. It opens a wizard where you can mention the actual return date of the media unit. By default todays date appear in this field.
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  • Click on Proceed button to actually return a media unit. It closes the wizard and changes the state of media unit from Issued to Available.
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  • If media is returned after due date than penalty is calculated as shown in image.
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