There are great advantages in offering your users self-issue facilities, not least because it reduces queues at the issue desk and reduces the requirement for staff to process issues, returns and renewals. For those libraries offering self-issue facilities, Heritage has an optional module which connects to systems such as those offered by 3M, Plescon, 2CQR, Intellident and others.
The Heritage Self-service module utilises the SIP2 (Standard Interchange Protocol) convention which is now standard across most hardware in this sector. This protocol allows hardware for self-issue and security systems to talk to library management systems such as Heritage. Any device that uses SIP2 over TCP/IP should be able to talk to the Heritage Self-service module.
Self-service workstations are treated by Heritage as administration users and so each workstation will require an administration user licence in Heritage.
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