Concourse Users Group

This group is for communication among users and for persons interested in Concourse, library software for churches.

Location: Huntsville, AL 35763
Members: 55
Latest Activity: Sep 4

Questions & Answers

Atrium 11 Replies

Can anyone share about their experiences with Atrium? What are the advantages and disadvantages?Continue

Started by Paula Clemmons. Last reply by Pat Bredbenner Aug 9.

Printing Barcodes 8 Replies

I am new to Concourse.  I have downloaded the latest version of Concourse and eZcat to our new computer.  I am considering purchasing a BC Master licence and barcodes to print our own.  What are the…Continue

Started by Marilyn Tsirigotis. Last reply by Marilyn Tsirigotis Sep 29, 2015.

Problem using Concourse reports 4 Replies

I'm having trouble using the reports feature of Concourse, version 8.5.013.  Items added recently (after about August) do not appear in the generated report.We recently updated to the current…Continue

Tags: fail, reports, Concourse

Started by Buford Carter. Last reply by Buford Carter Oct 26, 2014.

Set up Concourse view for visually impaired

One of our library team members is visually impaired and really struggling to use Concourse on our slightly smaller monitor. Does anyone know if we can/how to change the view settings in Concourse to…Continue

Started by Kathy Sedgwick Aug 27, 2014.

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Comment by Eva Nell Hunter on September 9, 2013 at 7:49am

Thanks, Allison, for your words of encouragement for church librarians to attend library workshops.  Just one correction--the meeting at my church will be on Saturday, November 2, and it is located in Decatur, AL.  It has been a pleasure, Allison, to have you work with libraries in the areas of Concourse and Atriuum.  Hope to see many of you at these workshops.  Allison, Bill, Bev and I will be at all of those workshops mentioned.

Comment by Allison Maynard on September 9, 2013 at 7:28am

I hope many of you in Tennessee will be attending the workshops that are offered in Maryville (Sept. 14), Memphis (Sept. 21), and Murfreesboro (Sept. 28)this month. Bill Jones and I are presenting sessions on Concourse (Bill) and Atriuum (me). We had a great turn out in Cleveland this past Saturday. 

Those that live in Alabama need to be sure to sign up for Shocco Springs Sept. 16 - 18, or for North Alabama Church Library Workshop on Nov. 3, at Eva Nell's church in Athens, AL. There will be Concourse and Atriuum sessions at both of these events.

Comment by Sandra Fitts on December 29, 2012 at 9:39pm

When withdrawing items, we have created a "Removed" class in the Location field and place the items to be removed in that location. We also add the term "removed" to one of the call number fields (optional). We then generate and print a list of items to be removed, giving us a history of what has been removed.  We only delete items once or twice a year; that gives those items which may have been "lost" a little more opportunity to show up again, but the record will show the item removed if someone searches the catalog for it. 

Comment by Joyce McCartney on January 17, 2012 at 3:32pm

WebOpac is great! You do need local tech people that are willing to work with you to set it up depending on how the church computers work with the library computers. We have utilized the Books Systems tech support several times to help us also. It is a great tool for giving folks access to your catalog on-line.

Comment by Carol Roeder on January 14, 2012 at 10:52pm

I am looking forward to being a member of this group.  We purchased Webopac years ago, but have never used it.  I hope we can get our church to set it up this year.

Comment by Brenda Taylor Moriarty on January 13, 2012 at 7:48am

First Baptist Church in Kingsport, TN, has just purchased WebOPAC.  I am looking forward to having our collection available online.  Thanks Eva Nell for the encouragement!

Comment by Eva Nell Hunter on January 12, 2012 at 8:23pm

Dee Ann, we at Central Baptist Church in Decatur, AL have been using WebIOPAC for several years.  I cannot imagine being without it.  It is great for library patrons to be able to search our library online, to know if we have what they want, whether or not it is available, and to know what they have checked out.  I highly recomment it!

Comment by Dee Ann Hoff on January 12, 2012 at 6:07pm

I have been using Concourse for several years, but we are considering adding WebOPAC this year. Does anyone have experience with it?

Comment by Marilyn Lewis on January 8, 2012 at 10:13pm

I think so too but just checking to make sure I understand.  We've just had Atriuum about a month and have many questions.

Comment by Eva Nell Hunter on January 8, 2012 at 8:42pm

Since Concourse and Atriuum are from Book Systems, I'm sure that Bill Jones would be happy to answer any questions about either.


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