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Each of the following settings shares many of the same options for Adding, Editing, Reordering, Disabling and Deleting.

Common Settings Options

  1. Add – To add a new item to the current list, click on the blue button.
  2. Reorder – You can reorder the items in the list by grabbing the crosshairs and dragging the table row into the desired location.
  3. Disable – You can disable any item in the list by clicking on the slider to toggle it.
  4. Delete – To delete an item, simply click on the additional options icon and then selecting “Delete”.
  5. Edit – To edit an item just click on the item’s name in the list.

Additionally, each Setting has its own options which will be explained below.

Contact Methods

Each new system is preconfigured to include the following Contact Methods: Walk-In, Email, Phone, Chat and Other. On initial setup, you can rename these to whatever you like. Once you start recording data, changing the name will be reflected in the reports. To prevent altering data, you can disable methods and add new ones.

To add new Contact Methods all you need is to click “Add” and give the method a name.

Desks

The only required options for setting up a new Desk is a name and the Location. Because Desks represent physical desks, they can only belong to one Location.

Forms

While customizing Forms is not hard, it is a little more involved and more details can be found here: https://docs.omnireference.com/knowledge-base/add-new-form/

Locations

Each Location represents a physical library, branch, or department. To create a new Location you just need to give it a name. Since both Desks and Forms belong to Locations they can be seen and accessed from the Location editing screen.

Institution Settings

Institution Settings are slightly different than the other settings here and control the overall system behavior. Currently there are only 2 settings:

  1. Library Name – This is the name displayed on the left side of the top navigation bar.
  2. Timezone – You will need to configure the timezone to reflect the Main Location’s timezone.

Users

Each new User must have a unique username and email address. You can assign the level access they should be given in the system by assigning a role (Administrator, Librarian, or Staff).

All users will have access to all Locations and Desks, but you can specify a default for each that will be selected when the User signs in.

Add New User

Times

If you choose to track the amount of time spent on each transaction then you can set up the Times by giving each one a name or label and the actual value used to calculate the total times. Each new system is preconfigured to include the following Times: < 5 (3 minutes), 6-10 (8 minutes), 11-20 (15 minutes), 20-30 (25 minutes), 30-60 (45 minutes), and > 60 (60 minutes).

You can change, disable, or delete these as you see fit, but similar to Contact Methods, changing the values after you have started collection data will affect the data output in the reports.

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