Scadsys Media is a library and media management system for managing all activities in a media centre related to searching, accessioning, borrowing and returning of books, magazines, audio-visual aids, text books, Internet knowledge and eBooks.
Scadsys Media is fully integrated into Scadsys Administration and keeps record of books/titles on loan to students and educators.
A full online search and automated stock-take capabilities are available and biometrics can be used to speed up the identification and borrowing process.
Schools have goals of improving student reading and knowledge skills, and to manage this goal, the media centre control and monitor the borrowing of media material to students and educators.
Scadsys has the capability, at any time, to report on material borrowed by student and therefore can identify noncompliance to set goals of reading.
If the Scadsys Dashboard is used, additional management information is available, i.e. most read books, number of books read by student, books not borrowed, etc.
Scadsys Media capabilities:
- Accessioning of Titles, Audio-visuals, Text books, eBooks and Internet knowledge
- Keywords management to ensure that duplicate and invalid keywords are not stored
- Authors, Publishers and Suppliers management
- A comprehensive searching module is available to search on keywords, authors, titles, etc.
- Report on outstanding cataloguing (to ensure that the minimum information is captured)
- The stock take process is totally automated and can be done within 1 day by using barcode scanning devices (for 20, 000 books)
- Comprehensive reporting module is available and additional reports can be developed with Microsoft Report Builder
- Borrowing management process is performed manually or by scanning the student/educator cards and books barcode. Biometrics are also available to speed up borrowing
- The reservation module makes provision for reserving books and notifications when the reserved books are returned
- All standard media statistics can be displayed on request
- Text books and eBooks issued to students can be managed the same way media books are managed.