Netloan PC booking in the LRC – supporting a better learning environment
For academic libraries, netloan PC booking supports a productive learning environment, with the netloan queue module distributing users evenly throughout the building. This recent enhancement ensures that students are better supported in remaining on task, by reducing the likelihood of groups forming around PC usage within the LRC.
The netloan queue module places users into a virtual queue where they wait until a slot becomes available on a PC and they are assigned a reservation. Their places in the queue are displayed on a screen. The ability to randomise the slot selection is a configurable option requested by netloan customers. If the new option is not enabled then the queue module will continue to work in the same way as it did before, with the PCs being allocated in a predictable pattern.