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Understanding Logging

"Logging" is the process by which patrons record what they've read.

Adding a new Logging Type is easy
. These are created on the Logging Types Menu, which can be accessed from the System Maintenance page.Just choose a name. Here are some examples of ways to measure reading:
  • Books
  • Pages
  • Hours
  • Blocks of time (20 minutes a sitting)
  • Chapters
Once you've added a Logging Type into your system, you need to add it to your reading program. When adding a new program, you'll be asked to choose a Primary Logging Type.

You can create any kinds of Logging Type you wish. Just make sure the concept is clear enough that patrons can easily understand it.

You can also assign a Secondary Logging Type for the program. For example, if the primary type is "Books" (meaning the number of books read), perhaps "Pages" could be a good secondary logging type.

You'll need to decide whether you want to allow Patrons to log their own reading. If you do, they'll be able to sign in on the Patron View Page and enter their own reading statistics. The log becomes the record that tracks each patron's participation in the program.

When adding a program, you can customize how much information readers need to supply for their log. They can be given the opportunity to review books and rate books. Again, the decision to combine these actions with Logging is optional, and can be set when adding a new program.

To enter a log for a Patron:
  • Search for the patron record from the Staff Home Page.
  • Click the Log Icon
  • Enter the information
To edit a log for a Patron:
  • Search for the patron record from the Staff Home Page.
  • Click the Log Icon
  • Any existing logs will appear at the bottom of the screen. Click the edit icon to edit the log
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