Frequently Asked Questions


The best we can give as an "average" would be between 20kbps and 100kbps depending on size of the database(s) and usage of the system. It should be more on the low-end simply because caching would reduce bandwidth for users that access the site frequently.


Open your web browser and go to your Booktracks site, preferably the LogOn page. Re-size your web browser so that you can see the address bar in the browser window and some part of the Desktop. Click the small icon to the left of your Booktracks address and drag it to your Desktop in the background. This should effectively copy that to your Desktop as a shortcut for later use.


The Inter-School Building Loan feature in Booktracks allows you to track textbooks, equipment, or other assets as you transfer them from one building to another. This is helpful if you need to distribute items from one central location to all schools in the area or if you need to share items among schools in a district to accommodate shortages or special needs. 

You can configure your circulation settings to establish whether loaned items should be returned to the original location (temporary loan) or if they would then stay at the new school, which will be responsible for them (permanent loan).

The “Items On Loan” report allows you to view the status of any items that have been loaned, so textbook coordinators can keep track of items in the transit process and hold schools accountable for the textbooks or pieces of equipment they receive (temporary loan).



Yes.  Book Systems can host your Atriuum system through our Atriuum ASP or Atriuum Express options. Book Systems will host, maintain, and provide daily backup service for your Atriuum system.


For more information on Atriuum ASP or Atriuum Express, click here.



Actually, Atriuum supports both database structures.  If you prefer to have separate databases for each library, our distributed Atriuum database configuration is for you. This gives you the ability to maintain your own set of bibliographic records, holdings, and patron records and provides more individualized control of your system.

For library systems that do centralized cataloging and processing or prefer to have a single set of bibliographic records shared by each library, our centralized Atriuum database configuration will meet your needs.



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