The newest version of Library•Solution introduces the Inventory module

The newest version of Library•Solution introduces the Inventory module

The release of LibrarySolution for Schools 5.5.x introduced updated inventory workflows to support a librarian’s shelf management tasks.  

Our goal with LS2 Inventory was not to change the nature of shelf management, but provide new layers of transparency and collaboration,” said Sarah Simmons, the lead Product Manager for the updated inventory workflows.

Using the updated inventory workflows, all tasks happen within a closed loop, meaning all inventory related information is enclosed within the module from where it begins, to a new, convenient, final review feature. 

During final review, TLC introduced a series of redundancies to safeguard against marking items missing by mistake. However, since mistakes can still happen, we built in a roll-back solution. This solution enables librarians to silo an inventory that contains missing items, ensuring the system accurately reflects the status of items within the inventoried collection. 

Along with the workflow improvements made by the addition of LS2 Inventory to the LibrarySolution and LibrarySolution for Schools Library Management Platforms, TLC also added two new reports to further support library staff when fulfilling inventory tasks, Count of Items Inventoried by Dates and Statuses and Count of Items Inventoried by Holdings Codes and Date found in LS2 Reports, TLC’s reporting tool powered by IBM Cognos.

LS2 Inventory, along with numerous other improvements are included at no additional cost with the LibrarySolution and LibrarySolution for Schools Library Management Platforms.  For more information regarding these solutions, please contact TLC at or call 1.800.325.7759.

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