[Libworld] Scanner beepers

stronglibrary@strong.lib.me.us stronglibrary at strong.lib.me.us
Tue Sep 18 13:25:46 EDT 2012

I bought another scanner so two people could work at once and the new  
scanner, a more expensive scanner, has the same "problem".  I think  
it's a Library World issue.  We find that if we don't watch the screen  
carefully, the scanner will beep but the item does not get checked out  
in LW.  It happens frequently and is frustrating to say the least.
Cheryl MCleery
Strong Public Library

Quoting "Tina Branco" <tbranco24 at gmail.com>:

> Hi all who use LW!!
> We are really curious to see if anyone of you who uses the same Metrologic
> bar scanner we got from LW when we began has figured out how to disable the
> "beep".  We are having more and more instances of operator error when
> people don't pay attention to the screen, scan the item, hear the beep and
> let the book go sailing forth into the sunset w/o realizing that the
> transaction didn't get recorded in the system (usually because they didn't
> get the cursor into the correct field and click).
> I've been through LW's less than helpful "help" documentation, and am
> planning to contact them directly, but thought perhaps the wheel has
> already been invented and I just have to pick it up at the garage!
> Thanks for any help.
> --
> Tina Branco
> Director, So Thomaston Public Library
> 596-0022
> PO Box 3
> South Thomaston, ME 04858

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