[Athen] tracking of equipment loans?

Kathleen Cahill kcahill at MIT.EDU
Wed Jun 13 16:14:37 PDT 2012


We use a FileMaker database to track work with clients, as well as tracking our software and hardware inventory. Bar coding inventory sounds like a great idea. I'd like to hear about what option you decide on.


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On Jun 13, 2012, at 6:18 PM, "Sean J Keegan" <skeegan at stanford.edu> wrote:

> Hello all,


> I have been doing some creative thinking and looking at different options to develop an inventory tracking system for assistive technology equipment loans. In the past, we have done bar code labels, but are now exploring 2-D bar code options (QR codes, Microsoft Tag, etc) as a way to access information about a device.


> The question I have is how are people currently tracking such loans? Access or Filemaker databases? Excel or Google Docs spreadsheets? Web-based platforms (e.g., Drupal)? All of the above?


> I have started working on a few options here, but am doing a "literature review" to see what others may have implemented at their institution.


> Take care,

> sean



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