This is a blog post for librarians of the New Hampshire Downloadable Books service.
The new User Login Manager functions in the same manner as the old LCM software. Librarians are able to:
- Add new patrons with or without a PIN/Password (depending on your login requirements)
- Remove patrons
- Edit patron access
- Excessive fines
- Overdue items
- Expired card
- Lost card
- Stolen card
- Privileges revoked
- Invalid account
- Add an expiration date
The real news to the update is the ability for a librarian to add an expiration date to the patron number.
Let's take a look at the new site:
Note that when you login, you will be prompted to confirm that you have the right to make changes.
Searching for a specific user:
If you are looking to edit the privileges of a specific user, use the "Search users" box.
Once you have found the user, you can update the user status as needed. Note that you *could* add a patron name. But why would you?
For libraries with short patron numbers, a PIN or password is often used. For those accounts, there is a field to change the password.
Adding a Single User
To add a single user, click on "Manage users" and then on "Add new user."
New users (and when editing existing users) can be assigned a user status and, most importantly, an expiration date (highly recommended).
It is possible to export your entire set of patrons and add in an expiration date to the file in a YYYYMMDD format. However, I recommend contacting me first before attempting it. (And I am always happy to assist.)