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: 56
Latest Activity: Jan 20

Questions & Answers

Concourse Web OPAC 1 Reply

Our church currently uses Concourse PC based. We want to add Web OPAC so our patrons can search the catalog online. Also so we can start adding ebooks I have quotes for adding Web OPAC to Concourse…Continue

Started by Susan Swisher. Last reply by Nancy Martin Jan 11.

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, 2019.

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.

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Comment by Bev League on August 26, 2014 at 8:37pm

Check out the Tennessee Library Training Events on ning. We are offering both Concourse and Atriuum classes. Please join us in Chattanooga, September 6; Maryville, September 13; Nashville, September 27; and Memphis area, October 11. 

Comment by Buford Carter on August 26, 2014 at 8:09pm

Concourse has a feature that prints reports in XML format. Is this feature available in Atriuum?

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?


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