There are two basic purposes for performing a stocktake:
1. To identify those resources that are currently in the Library and, as a consequence, those that are missing, and;
2. To ensure resources in the library are stored in the appropriate location.
In BiblioTECH, each Resource record has a Last Seen field. This is updated every time a resource is Loaned, Returned, or scanned during a Stocktake. Therefore, BiblioTECH is always monitoring the status of the resources in the catalogue. This Last Seen date is used during Stocktake Analysis to determine if a resource is still present.
As some library environments are complex or time may be limited, BiblioTECH allows a librarian to perform Stocktake Analysis across the entire library or just a section of it.