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Close your WorkFlows session before leaving your workstation

By Ryan Johnson, technology training coordinator

workflowsWith a new semester underway, it’s always a good reminder to close WorkFlows when you are done with a session, especially when working at a shared computer such as at a servicedesk. If you don’t close WorkFlows, the next person who tries to login will get a “Too many tries of login” error, because the workstation is still logged in.

log off workflowsTo prevent this error, make to close WorkFlows and log off the machine when completed with your work.

What’s not to like?

Submitted by Jeff Edmunds, for the Next Gen 2.0 Group

The Next Gen 2.0 Group (previously known as the Library Management System Requirements Working Group) is still seeking your input about what works, and doesn’t work, in our current primary systems: WorkFlows, The CAT, and LionSearch. A survey for gathering feedback will be active until September 8, 2013:


Please let us know what you like and what you don’t like about the current systems, and what features we should look for as we draft requirements for any future system.

Next Gen 2.0 Group: Bob Alan, Barbara Coopey, Jeff Edmunds, Mike Giarlo, Lauren Kime, John Meier, Emily Rimland, and Dace Freivalds (chair)


By Ann Snowman

DARCHIVE-P is a new location policy viewable only in WorkFlows that will be used to govern the circulating behavior of volumes comprising the PALCI Distributed Dark Archive that resides in the Libraries Annex. Penn State is the designated site to retain 46 titles published by The American Chemical Society (ACS), The American Institute of Physics (AIP) and The American Physical Society (APS) making up the archive on behalf of our PALCI consortial partners. Continue reading

Capturing in-house use of library materials

By Ann Snowman

Beginning April 1, 2013, all libraries are asked to capture in-house use of collections via WorkFlows.


· Capturing in-house use quantifies a portion of collection use that can be as high as 50 percent of total circulation for some libraries.

· In-house use is one measure of browsing activity which can be difficult to gauge.

· Once captured in Director’s Station this data can be used to assess the use of a single item, a title, or a collection when making retention and budget decisions.

· In-house use is included in the total circulation figures for the University Libraries and is reported for both the ARL annual survey and the ALS biennial survey.

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