Now them calling her is not her fault, nor is the fact that she has seen several people attempt the things I want to do and fail. The software has been upgraded since last people tried and I may just find ways around the problems.
Sure, I may not but I like being able to try. So I have been on the phone to their tech support and exchanging emails about a dozen topics. In short I am feeling great and on top of the world about my chances of getting things to work.
Unfortunately our overworked IT staff are scared about what I may try to do on my own. Plus the IT manager has been through a lot of this stuff before with my predecessor and therefore knows it won't work. But damn it I know it should work so I am pressing on regardless.
So, what are this strange and radical things I want our system to do?
- I want us to be able to import student records from our student services system rather than manually enter them from a printed list.
- I want us to be able to email overdue notices.
- I would like our students (especially distance ed ones) to be able to reserve books online as a way of requesting things, rather than emailing us.
Therefore I would like the system to be able to print off a list of requested items which are on the shelves, so we can pull them off and post them out.