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SelfCheck System
Model 6210/7210
Staff Guide
3M Library Systems
3M Center, Building 225-4N-14
St. Paul, MN 55144–1000
1–800–328–0067
http://www.3M.com/library
Copyright © 2003, 3M IPC. All rights reserved.
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Table of Contents
Safety and Standards......................................................... 1
Intended Use .............................................................................................1
SelfCheck System Operations ............................................................1
Automated Circulation System (ACS) Provisions .....................................1
Warning Statements and Safety Instructions ............................................2
Explanation of Labels and Symbols....................................................2
Label Locations...................................................................................3
Serial Number .....................................................................................3
EMC Compliance USA and Canada .........................................................4
FCC Intentional Radiator Certification.......................................................4
Industry Canada Radio Frequency Rules and Regulations ......................5
EMC Compliance Europe..........................................................................5
Australia.....................................................................................................5
License Key Information.................................................... 7
Quick Reference Guide ...................................................... 9
SelfCheck™ System Overview .................................................................9
Online Documentation and Training ...................................................9
Online Help .........................................................................................9
Preparing Your Library for Patron Self-service Check-out ......................10
Installation Checklists .......................................................................10
Staff Preparation and Training ..........................................................10
Preparing Library Patrons for the SelfCheck System .......................11
Site Planning.....................................................................................11
SelfCheck System Specifications .....................................................11
Components ............................................................................................12
Color Monitor ....................................................................................12
Bar Code Scanner ............................................................................12
Keypad ..............................................................................................12
Magnetic Card Reader......................................................................13
VCU (Video Checkout Unit) ..............................................................13
Receipt Printer ..................................................................................13
Multiple Book Detectors ....................................................................13
Desensitizer ......................................................................................14
Network Interface Card .....................................................................14
Digital Identification (Model 7210 only).............................................14
Communication........................................................................................15
Bar Codes................................................................................................15
Bad or Unreadable Bar Codes..........................................................15
Bar Code Formats.............................................................................15
Bar Code Placement.........................................................................15
Starting the SelfCheck™ System ............................................................16
Shutting down the SelfCheck System .....................................................16
Starting the SelfCheck™ Manager Software ..........................................16
SelfCheck™ Manager Procedures..........................................................17
Mode Procedures..............................................................................17
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Circulation Procedures......................................................................18
Display Procedures...........................................................................18
Message Procedures ........................................................................19
SelfCheck™ System Statistics Viewer Procedures ................................21
Item Statistics Definitions..................................................................21
Patron Statistics Definitions ..............................................................22
Viewing Patron and Item Data ..........................................................23
Searching for Data in Reports or Graphs .........................................24
Printing Reports and Graphs ............................................................25
Exporting Reports and Graphs .........................................................25
General Maintenance ..............................................................................27
Replace the Printer Paper.................................................................27
Clean the Proximity Sensor Cavities ................................................28
Clean the Housing ............................................................................28
Clean the Monitor..............................................................................28
Frequently Asked Questions and Troubleshooting .................................29
How do I increase or decrease the volume of happy/sad tones?.....29
SelfCheck System is not Responding...............................................29
Scanner Problems ............................................................................29
Message Issues ................................................................................29
Screen does not change after a book is removed from the cradle ...29
Patron Error Messages .....................................................................30
Printer Problems ...............................................................................30
Patron screen display information is inadequate ..............................30
Obtaining Service and Supplies ....................................... 31
Printer Paper and other Supplies ............................................................31
Contacting Support..................................................................................31
3M Library Systems Website...................................................................31
List of Machines and Serial Numbers......................................................32
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Safety and Standards
Please read and understand all safety information before operating this equipment.
Intended Use
The 3M™ SelfCheck™ System allows library patrons to check out
and check in library items on their own. The library items must have
bar codes attached that can be read by the scanner. The system
performs check-in and checkout procedures through communication
with the automated circulation system (ACS) interface module.
This product has not been tested or proven safe for uses other
than those stated above.
SelfCheck System Operations
The SelfCheck system is designed to process library items for checkin or checkout. The SelfCheck system allows you to perform the
following tasks:
Check-in and check-out (includes securing/unsecuring and
sending item IDs)
Offline Processing (when the automated circulation system
(ACS) is not operational)
Receipt Printing
Please review this guide before you begin using your SelfCheck
system.
Automated Circulation System (ACS) Provisions
Make certain that you have acquired an automated circulation
system (ACS) server and a license for each SelfCheck system, and
that the server is properly installed and configured prior to installation
of the SelfCheck system.
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Warning Statements and Safety Instructions
Explanation of Labels and Symbols
Refer to accompanying documents.
Risk of electric shock. Refer all servicing to manufacturer.
WARNING
This equipment contains high voltage. Do not remove protective panels. Only 3M factory-trained
technicians should service this equipment.
CAUTION
CAUTION
Using controls or adjustments, or performing
procedures other than those specified herein
may result in hazardous laser light exposure.
This product contains laser devices. Do not allow
the scanner laser beam to reflect off a shiny,
mirror-like surface into anyone’s eyes. Observe
the labels on the unit.
Note: Barcode laser power up to .95 mW with an average
power of 3.9 µW at 630 to 670 nm could be emitted onto
the book cradle
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CAUTION
CAUTION
Assembled unit weighs 125 lbs. [56,8 kg]. Do
not attempt to lift assembled unit alone.
Never lift unit from the front. Lifting from the front
may cause the coil assembly to break and falling
parts may cause injury.
CAUTION
Danger of explosion if internal battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended
by the manufacturer.
Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer’s
instructions.
Label Locations
Serial Number
The serial number (S/N 7210XXX) is listed on the lower label on the
back of the SelfCheck™ System.
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EMC Compliance USA and Canada
FCC Radio Frequency Rules and Regulations
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits
for a Class A device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial
environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can emit radiated
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance
with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications.
Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause
harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct
the interference at their own expense.
NO MODIFICATIONS. Modifications to this device shall not be made
without the written consent of The 3M Company. Unauthorized
modifications may void the authority granted under Federal
Communications Commission Rules permitting the operation of this
device.
FCC Intentional Radiator Certification
FCC ID: DGF-LSD7210
This equipment contains an intentional radiator approved by the FCC
under the FCC ID number shown above. This device complies with
Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
NO MODIFICATIONS. Modifications to this device shall not be made
without the written consent of The 3M Company. Unauthorized
modifications may void the authority granted under Federal
Communications Commission Rules permitting the operation of this
device.
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Industry Canada Radio Frequency Rules and
Regulations
This Class A digital apparatus meets all requirements of the
Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
Cet appareil numerique de la classe A respecte toutes les exigences
du Reglement sur lemateriel brouilleur du Canada.
CANADA: Pending
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device
may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation of the device.
EMC Compliance Europe
This equipment complies with the requirements of the RTTE and
EMC directives.
Australia
This unit complies with the EMC requirements for Australia.
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License Key Information
The SelfCheck™ System requires a license key before it can be
operated. The license key also enables the options that are
purchased separately from the system. Options for the SelfCheck
system include:
Video Check-in/Checkout Unit (VCU)
Magnetic Stripe Card Reader
Check-in
Multiple Languages (up to four)
Smart Card
Store and Forward
Patron Selectable Check-in/Checkout
Enable the SelfCheck system by performing the following procedure:
1
Select License Key from the Configure menu.
2
Enter the serial number from the back of the
SelfCheck system in the Serial No. field.
3
Enter the license key from the certificate included
with the SelfCheck system in the License Key
field.
4
Click OK to enable the SelfCheck system.
License Key window
Record your license key here:
License Key: ____________________________
Be sure to keep your license key certificate in a secure
location.
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Quick Reference Guide
SelfCheck™ System Overview
Welcome to the 3M SelfCheck System!
Please take the time to read through this guide to help you
understand how your SelfCheck system works. Keep it accessible
when the system is in use. It will serve as a reference guide when
questions arise.
The SelfCheck system allows library patrons to check out books on
their own. The system emulates the check-in and checkout
procedures performed by a librarian. Also, the system can operate
in Off-line mode, independent of the library's automated circulation
system (ACS).
The system can be configured with a barcode reader that identifies
materials being checked out of the library and sends that information
to the library's circulation database. A desensitizer unit then
desensitizes the detection strip placed in or on the material.
SelfCheck systems can read most bar code formats used by libraries
throughout the world. The SelfCheck system bar code scanner can
read up to eight different bar code formats. Codabar and Code 39
are the most common formats used in libraries.
Online Documentation and Training
The SelfCheck Manager CD has extensive online documentation
and computer-based training. The information you need is factoryloaded onto the SelfCheck system's internal computer.
Online Help
The SelfCheck Manager CD contains extensive online assistance
that covers procedures, troubleshooting, and reference material.
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Preparing Your Library for Patron Self-service
Check-out
A number of requirements must be met for the installation and
operation of the SelfCheck system. These requirements include
adequate space and environmental conditions, electrical power
connection, connection to the automated circulation system (ACS),
and staff training.
Installation Checklists
Before installation can occur, personnel in your library will be asked
to fill out the SelfCheck™ System Checklist. Use the following
checklist to prepare for SelfCheck system installation:
SelfCheck System Checklist – This document is used to
provide information to 3M personnel about the specific needs of
your library pertaining to the SelfCheck system. This document
includes the general pre-installation requirements.
You will also receive a System Administrator's Packet that is used
to provide technical information needed to set up communication
between your circulation system and the SelfCheck system.
Staff Preparation and Training
The introduction of patron self-service will fundamentally change how
your library circulates items. Since patrons will be able to process
their own routine checkouts, your staff will have more time to
respond to patrons with more complicated checkout problems or
information requests. Because the new system will affect the nature
of their work, the entire library staff should be involved in the
preparation for installation. The staff will help to identify the library
functions that can be enriched with the added resources and time
made available by the SelfCheck system.
A key element of any media loss prevention effort is a successful
staff training program. Your SelfCheck system will be much more
effective with the active cooperation and participation of your entire
library staff. We recommend that you use the operator guides
provided with the system as texts for periodic formal security training.
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Preparing Library Patrons for the SelfCheck System
To prepare library patrons for using the SelfCheck system,
thoroughly review the SelfCheck system documentation. Then,
consider scheduling patron orientation sessions to demonstrate the
operation of the system. Demonstrate each different process for
checking in and checking out items from your library. For example,
using the Video Checkout Unit (VCU) to checkout videos.
A librarian may need to monitor the new machines to offer
assistance to patrons who are unfamiliar with the system for an
extended period of time.
Site Planning
1
Verify there is a table or cabinet with an adequate work surface
for the SelfCheck™ System. The recommended size is:
Height: approximately 39 in. [990 mm]
Width: 30 in. [762 mm]
Depth: 33 in. [838 mm]
To prevent interference with the scanner laser light, never
install the SelfCheck system in an area where ambient light
brightness exceeds that of the laser, or where it could be
exposed to direct sunlight.
2
Verify power is available within 3 ft [914 mm] of the SelfCheck
system.
SelfCheck System Specifications
Physical Characteristics
Height
32 inches [835 mm]
Width
22 inches [635 mm]
Depth
31.5 inches [815 mm]
Weight
125 lbs. [56,8 kg]
Shipping Weight
218 lbs. [99 kg]
Operating Environment
Temperature
50º to 104ºF [10º to 40ºC]
Humidity
20 to 80%
System Power Requirements
Voltage
100-120/200-240 VAC
Amperage
4.0/2.0 Amps
Frequency
50/60 Hz
Phase
Single
Power
200 Watts
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Components
The SelfCheck™ System consists of the following
components:
(1) Color Monitor
(2) Bar Code Scanner
(3) Keypad
(4) Magnetic Card Reader (optional)
(5) VCU (Video Checkout Unit)(optional)
(6) Receipt Printer (built-in paper cutter
optional)
Multiple Book Detector (MBD) (internal)
Desensitizer (internal)
Network Interface Card (internal
Digital Identification (internal)
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The 3M SelfCheck System
Color Monitor
A color monitor mounted on top of the SelfCheck system displays
graphic instructions, diagrams, and information to guide the patron
through the operation of the SelfCheck system.
Bar Code Scanner
Your SelfCheck system may use one of two types of scanners,
depending on the configuration of the SelfCheck system and the
placement of bar codes on your library items. A visible single-line
scanner reads perpendicular bar codes. The scan line should be
visible whenever the system is on. An 8-line raster scanner with an
approximately 1-inch wide read area reads parallel bar codes.
A status LED is mounted on top of the scanner. The LED is visible
through the observation hole in the scanner housing. When a good
bar code reading occurs, the LED changes from orange to green.
When a bad bar code reading occurs, the LED changes from orange
to red.
Keypad
The keypad is a standard module that is used primarily to enter
personal identification numbers (PINs). PINs can only contain
numeric data (0 through 9).
The keypad may also be used by the library staff to select certain
administrative or diagnostic functions. It has 12 keys styled after the
standard touch-tone telephone keypad (including * and # keys).
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Magnetic Card Reader
The magnetic card reader can read magnetic stripes that conform to
the ABA (American Banking Association) industry standard. It can
read both numeric and alphanumeric data from the magnetic stripe if
the data is recorded on track 1, track 2, or track 3. Typically,
alphanumeric data is recorded on track 1, numeric data is recorded
on track 2, and alphanumeric data is stored on track 3. The default
selection for SelfCheck™ System operation is track 1.
VCU (Video Checkout Unit)
The Video Checkout Unit (VCU) is designed to allow patrons to
check in and check out their videotapes. To be checked in or
checked out successfully, videotapes must have a bar code applied
near one end of the cassette. To be properly sensitized or
desensitized, a 3M DVM-1 Security Strip must be applied to the
spine of the cassette. Refer to the 3M™ DVM-1 Security Strip
Installation Instructions for further information.
As a videocassette is inserted into the slot, a sensor is blocked. A
signal is sent to the processor and the patron screen changes. If the
videocassette is fully inserted, a second sensor at the rear of the slot
is blocked. If the tape is not fully inserted, an error message appears
on the screen. When the videocassette is properly in place, the bar
code is directly under the bar code scanner. The bar code number is
sent to the processor and then to the circulation system. When the
video has been checked in or checked out on the circulation system,
the patron is instructed to remove the videocassette, sensitizing or
desensitizing the strip.
Receipt Printer
The receipt printer, mounted inside the SelfCheck system, is a
thermal printer that does not require toner or ribbons. Patrons may
receive a receipt upon checking out library items. You may configure
the information on receipts through the SelfCheck Manager software.
As an additional cost option, the receipt printer can be equipped with
a paper cutter that detaches receipts from the paper roll.
Multiple Book Detectors
Multiple book detectors (MBD) help prevent patrons from checking
out and desensitizing materials without recording the transaction in
the automated circulation system (ACS). The MBD sensors prevent
patrons from desensitizing more than one item at a time.
If more than one sensitized strip is detected, the system displays an
error message, interrupting the loan process.
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Desensitizer
The desensitizer contains electronics housed beneath the book
cradle on the SelfCheck system that desensitize and re-sensitize
Security Strips. When a book is approved for checkout by the
circulation system, the detection strip in the book is desensitized.
The SelfCheck system is designed to prevent patrons from checking
out more than one item on the same item bar code using the Multiple
Book Detector (MBD).
Network Interface Card
The network interface card allows you to connect your SelfCheck
system to the library's local area network (LAN). Your SelfCheck
system may communicate with the library's circulation through the
LAN.
Digital Identification (Model 7210 only)
The 3M™ SelfCheck™ System Model 7210 has digital identification
capabilities that allow the SelfCheck system to recognize Digital ID™
tags through Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). Digital ID tags
are placed within the library material. Each tag is encoded with item
identification information using 3M™ Digital Identification equipment.
The SelfCheck system uses the information contained on the Digital
ID tag to properly check materials out to the patron. For more
information about RFID technology and Digital ID tags, refer to
www.3M.com/library.
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Communication
This system sends and receives information from the automated
circulation system (ACS). This information is exchanged in a manner
consistent with 3M’s Standard Interface Protocol (SIP-1 or SIP-2).
This system also communicates with patrons by identifying the
patron's ID and leading them through the process of checking out
materials. The SelfCheck™ System displays correction instructions
to help the patron solve problems. If this fails, the system instructs
the patron to ask for help at the circulation desk.
Bar Codes
Bad or Unreadable Bar Codes
When the scanner tries to read a bar code that is not configured on
the system, or if the bar code is unreadable (damaged or
incomplete), an error screen appears and the patron is instructed to
seek help at the front desk.
Bar Code Formats
The SelfCheck system identifies library cards and library materials by
reading bar codes on the items. Several bar code formats have been
developed. The SelfCheck system is pre-programmed to read the
following bar code formats:
Codabar
Code 39
Plessey
Telepin Alphanumeric
Code 128
EAN-13
UPC-A
If your library uses a bar code format not included by default with the
SelfCheck software, you may specify a bar code format to replace
one of the bar code formats listed above.
Bar Code Placement
Consistent bar code placement on library materials is necessary for
easy and consistent patron use. If the bar code placement on library
materials varies, the system must be set up in the center scanning
configuration.
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Starting the SelfCheck™ System
1
Turn ON the power switch on the back of the SelfCheck™ System.
2
Log in using your designated password if required. The system
automatically starts the SelfCheck system program.
Shutting down the SelfCheck System
Press **316# on the keypad and wait for the screen message
indicating it's safe to turn the system off, then turn OFF the power
switch on the back of the system.
To shut down the SelfCheck system while the SelfCheck
program is NOT running, use the mouse to click Shut Down in
the Windows™ Start menu.
Starting the SelfCheck™ Manager Software
Use the following steps to start the SelfCheck Manager software:
If the keyboard is not plugged into the SelfCheck system, start
at step 1. If the keyboard is already plugged in and the
SelfCheck system is running, start at step 6.
1
Press **316# to shut down the SelfCheck system.
2
Turn OFF the power switch on the back of the SelfCheck
system.
3
Open the right side panel on the SelfCheck system.
4
Plug the keyboard into the keyboard into the keyboard port.
5
Turn ON the power switch on the back of the SelfCheck system.
The SelfCheck program starts.
6
Press the Esc key on the keyboard when the clock appears on
the SelfCheck system screen. The Windows™ desktop appears
on the screen.
7
Double-click the SelfCheck Manager icon on the Windows™
desktop. This starts the SelfCheck™ Manager software.
SelfCheck™ Manager icon
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SelfCheck™ Manager Procedures
This section contains common procedures for configuring and
adjusting the SelfCheck Manager.
Mode Procedures
Use the following procedures to set the SelfCheck system in
different modes of operation:
Mode menu
SelfCheck Mode
Select SelfCheck from the Modes menu. This starts the SelfCheck
program while leaving the SelfCheck Manager active. You can use
this to observe changes to the SelfCheck program while adjusting
the configuration. Pressing the escape key (Esc) on the keyboard
will to return the system to the SelfCheck Manager.
Out of Service Mode
Select Out of Service from the Modes menu. This sets the
SelfCheck system in the Out of service mode and shows the out of
service graphic on the screen. When the Out of Service graphic is
displayed, pressing the escape key (Esc) on the keyboard will to
return the system to the SelfCheck Manager.
Demonstration Mode
Select Demonstration from the Modes menu. Putting the
SelfCheck system in the Demonstration mode allows check out of
items for training or demonstration purposes. While in the
demonstration mode the SelfCheck system does not communicate
with any other system.
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Circulation Procedures
SelfCheck System Use: Check-in, Check Out, or Patron Selectable
The SelfCheck system is used to check-in or checkout library items.
The SelfCheck system may be set to allow the patron to choose
check-in or checkout, or it may be set for check-in or checkout only.
1
Click Policy from the Configure menu.
2
Click the Circulation tab on the Policy
Properties window.
3
Click the button next to the desired
mode.
4
Click OK.
Policy Properties window - Circulation tab
Display Procedures
Setting Display Properties
Display properties enable the presentation of patron information.
Information can include automated circulation system (ACS)
messages, fines, fees, item name and bar code, and patron
identification and patron record information.
1
Click Policy from the Configure menu.
2
Click the Display tab.
3
Click to select the box for each item that
should be displayed to the patron.
Policy Properties window - Display tab
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Message Procedures
Editing Message Screens
This procedure details how to change the text on the screens the
library patron sees.
1
Click Messages in the Configure
menu.
2
Select a Screen and, if necessary,
a Language from the drop-down
menus.
3
Click Edit Messages…. The Edit
Messages window appears.
4
Double-click the line of text you
want to edit in the Edit Messages
window. The line of text is then
loaded into the Message
Composition Tool.
Message Screen Editor window
Edit Messages window
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Editing Text with the Message Composition Tool
If your operating system version is English
and the message text you are editing is
English then you may use your keyboard to
type a line of text.
If the text of the message is in a language
other than English, you can double-click
characters, including spaces, in the
character matrix to add to the message line
below. You can also drag a character from
the character matrix to the message field.
Click the Clear button to delete the text in
the message field at the bottom of the
window. Click Undo Last to delete the
final character of the line of text.
Message Composition Tool window
To move text from the Message
Composition Tool to the Edit Messages
window, drag the text while holding down
the control key on your keyboard.
Dragging Text
Use the following steps to create and drag lines of text:
1
Move the Message Composition Tool window to the right to
show the Edit Messages window.
2
Move the cursor over the text in the bottom field of the Message
Composition Tool window that you want to drag.
3
Press and hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard.
4
Press and hold down the left mouse button.
5
Move the cursor to the field in the Edit Messages window where
you want the text to appear. The text is dragged along with the
cursor. The fields in the Edit Messages window correspond to
lines of text displayed to the patron.
6
Release the mouse button and the Ctrl key. This places the text
in the field. Any text that appeared in the field before is
overwritten.
7
Continue editing and dragging text using the procedures on this
page until your message is complete.
8
Click OK in the Edit Messages window when complete.
9
Click Close in the Message Screen Editor window.
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SelfCheck™ System Statistics Viewer Procedures
The SelfCheck™ System Statistics
Viewer allows you to view patron and item
data generated by the SelfCheck system.
The data is automatically stored in a
database that the Statistics Viewer
accesses. The Statistics Viewer also
allows you to print and export reports and
graphs.
Item Statistics Definitions
The following list of definitions describes
the valid values for each item statistic.
Examples of item statistics screens
appear on the right.
Issued
The number of items that have been
successfully checked out.
Renewed
The number of items that have been
successfully renewed.
Items by hour of the day report
Returned
The number of items that have been
successfully checked in.
Illegible
The number of item identifiers that could
not be read. This can be caused by
improper placement of the item, a bad
barcode or no identifier on the item.
Issued Refused
The number of items refused for checkout
by the circulation system.
Returned Refused
The number of items refused for renewal
by the circulation system.
Items by day of the week [by status] graph
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Patron Statistics Definitions
The following list of definitions
describes the valid values for each
patron statistic. Examples of patron
statistics screens appear on the
right.
OK
The number of patrons that have
been successfully validated by the
SelfCheck system via the circulation
system.
Refused
The number of patrons that were
refused service due to the following:
Patron previously blocked by
SelfCheck system.
Patron is on blocked patron
list during Off-line
processing.
Patron refused by circulation
system.
Patron by day of the week report
Illegible
The number of patron cards that
could not be read by the SelfCheck
system.
Disabled
The number of patrons that the
SelfCheck has requested blocked
due to suspicious activity or a walk
away condition.
Patron by day of the week [by status] graph
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Viewing Patron and Item Data
Use the following steps to view patron
and item data through the SelfCheck
Statistics Viewer:
1
Click Start>Programs>3M SelfCheck
SelfCheck Statistics>
Statistics Viewer.
The 3M SelfCheck™ Statistics
window appears.
2
3
In the left pane of the 3M
SelfCheck™ Statistics window, click
the report or graph you wish to view.
Click the + symbol in front of Items or
Patrons to view their subfolders, and
see the list of reports/graphs that are
available. Click on the name of a
report and their subfolders to view
their contents.
The report or graph appears in the
right pane.
3M SelfCheck™ Statistics window
Click the drop-down menu in the
Range field to select the desired date
range option from the list. The default
selection is Today.
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Range options
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If you wish to specify a custom date
range, use the following steps:
a
Click the drop-down menu in the
Range field and choose
Custom.
b
Click the drop-down menu in the
From field and then click the
desired start date on the
calendar.
c
Click the drop-down menu in the
To field and then click the
desired end date on the
calendar.
Use the side arrows to change the
month on the calendar.
5
Range Calendar drop-down menu
Click the
icon to the right of the
To field. This updates the report or
graph displayed below to the
selected custom date range.
Searching for Data in Reports or Graphs
Use the search feature to search for text
in a report or a graph. The search feature
only searches one report or graph at a
time.
1
Select the report or graph you wish to
search in the left pane of the main
window.
2
Click
in the 3M SelfCheck
Statistics window.
The Search window appears.
3
Type the text you wish to find in the
Find what field, and then click Find
Next.
If the text is found, it will be
highlighted in the report or graph
being searched.
4
Click Find Next to find the next
occurrence of the text in the report or
graph.
5
When you are finished searching,
click Cancel in the Search window.
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3M SelfCheck Statistics window
Search window
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Printing Reports and Graphs
Use the following steps to print a report or
graph on a printer connected to the
SelfCheck™ System, or connected to a
computer with the SelfCheck™ Manager
software installed:
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7
Click the desired report or graph to be
printed from the left side of the
screen.
Click
3M SelfCheck Statistics window – Steps 1 and 2
.
The Printer Setup window appears.
The Current Printer indicates where
the report or graph is printed.
8
Click the drop-down menu in the
Change Printer by Clicking Here
field to select a printer if necessary.
Check the printer to be sure that the
printer you select is capable of
printing using 8.5 inch x11 inch paper.
9
Click Print.
The report or graph should print on
the selected printer.
Printer Setup window
Exporting Reports and Graphs
Use the following steps to export reports
and graphs to an alternative file format:
1
Click the desired report or graph to be
printed from the left side of the
screen.
2
Click
.
The Export window appears.
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4
Click the drop-down menu in the
Format field in the Export window
and select from the following export
file formats:
Adobe Acrobat (.PDF)
Character-separated values
Comma-separated values
Crystal Reports (.RPT)
Data Interchange Format
Excel
HTML
DHTML
Lotus 1-2-3
ODBC
Paginated Text
Record Style
Report Definition
Rich Text (.RTF)
Tab-separated text
Tab-separated values
Text
Word for Windows
XML
Export Options window
Click OK.
The Export Options window
displays.
5
Select the Page Range to be
exported. You may choose to export
All pages, or only subset of the pages
in the graph or report.
6
Click OK.
7
Click the drop-down menu in the
Save in field to select the destination
directory for the exported file.
8
Type a name for the file in the File
name field. You may wish to use the
date range and data type for the file
name. For example:
Items by hour 0221_0228.pdf
9
Click Save.
Choose export file window
10 Check the file in the directory you
selected to ensure that the export was
successful.
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General Maintenance
Replace the Printer Paper
When the printer paper runs out, use the following steps to replace it
with a new roll of paper:
To order printer paper rolls, refer to "Obtaining Service and
Supplies" in this guide.
1
Shut down the SelfCheck™ System (refer to "Shutting down the
SelfCheck System" in this guide).
2
Open the right side panel of the SelfCheck system.
3
Slide the printer assembly out of the model 6210 chassis.
4
Locate the print head lever and move the lever from the
Engaged position to the Full Release position.
5
Lift the empty paper roll and roll pin out of the printer assembly.
6
Remove the paper roll from the roll pin.
7
Place a new paper roll on the roll pin.
8
Place the paper roll and roll pin on the printer assembly with the
tag end of the paper coming off the bottom of the paper roll.
9
Feed the leading end of the paper roll into the printer assembly.
Be sure the end of the paper roll is not ragged or it will not feed
properly.
10 Press the line feed button on the side of the printer assembly
until the paper feeds completely through the print head area of
the printer.
11 Move the print head lever from the Full Release position to the
Engaged position.
12 Tear off any excess paper.
13 Slide the printer assembly back into the 6210 chassis.
14 Close the side panel.
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Clean the Proximity Sensor Cavities
The SelfCheck™ System program uses proximity sensors installed
in the book cradle to determine when a book has been placed on the
cradle. If the proximity sensor cavities become blocked with dirt and
debris, the proximity sensors may not work properly. Clean the
proximity sensor cavities as needed.
To clean these cavities:
1
Press **316# on the keyboard and wait for the screen message
indicating it's safe to turn the system off, then turn OFF the
power switch on the back of the system.
To shut down the SelfCheck system while the SelfCheck
program is NOT running, click Shut Down in the Windows™
Start menu.
2
Dampen a cloth with water or a mild cleaning solution.
3
Gently wipe the dirt and debris away from the proximity sensor
cavities.
Clean the Housing
The exterior housing of the SelfCheck system will be dirty with
normal use and may require cleaning. To clean the housing, dampen
a soft cloth with water or mild cleaning solution and gently wipe away
dirt from the affected areas.
Clean the Monitor
Press **316# on the keyboard and wait for the screen message
indicating it's safe to turn the system off, then turn OFF the power
switch on the back of the system.
To shut down the SelfCheck system while the SelfCheck
program is NOT running, click Shut Down in the Windows™
Start menu.
Use care when cleaning the SelfCheck system monitor.
Use pre-moistened towelettes that are sold specifically for monitor
cleaning. If these are not available, you can use a non-solvent based
cleaner to dampen a soft cloth but use it very sparingly.
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Frequently Asked Questions and Troubleshooting
Use the following procedures to perform basic troubleshooting tasks
on the SelfCheck™ System:
How do I increase or decrease the volume of happy/sad tones?
The volume control knob is located behind the door in the front
center of the machine. Turn clockwise to increase the volume and
counter-clockwise to decrease the volume.
SelfCheck System is not Responding
Possible cause
Solutions
No AC power.
There is a computer problem with the
system.
1
Make sure the outlet being used is not operated
from a wall switch or other control device.
2
Check to see if any other machine or appliance
using the same outlet is working or not.
3
If the outlet is dead, have a qualified technician
check the circuit breaker or fuse box.
In the U.S., call 3M Technical Support at 1-800-3280067. Outside the U.S., call your local 3M office.
Refer to "Obtaining Service and Supplies" in this guide.
Scanner Problems
If the scanner is functioning properly, the bar code on the item being
scanned may be faded or dirty. Try an item with a clean, good quality
bar code.
Message Issues
When changing text in a receipt or in a screen, press and hold the
Ctrl key on the keyboard, then press and hold the left mouse button
to drag the text to the desired location.
If a language other than English is selected, the text on the top part
of the Message Screen Editor window may be incorrect. You may
need to go to the drop-down menu and select the desired language.
Screen does not change after a book is removed from the cradle
Problem: The item sensors do not change states when the book is
removed.
Solution: Too much light may be shining on the SelfCheck system
cradle. Reduce the light shining on the SelfCheck system cradle.
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Patron Error Messages
The messages below occasionally display to a patron using the
SelfCheck™ System.
“A system error has occurred - please
advise library staff"
“You cannot borrow this item. Please
take it to the desk"
“Please remove your card"
“Please remove your card to continue"
“Please take your card to the desk"
“Please take this item to the desk"
“You cannot renew this item.
Please take it to the desk"
“Please try again"
“CARD HAS BEEN DISABLED
Please take your card to the desk"
“Item removed before loan complete"
“Unknown bar code"
“Unable to read card try again" (Bar Code Scanner)
“Unable to read card try again" (Magnetic Card Reader)
“Cannot proceed with this loan"
“You took too long to enter your PIN"
“Printer Problem - contact library staff"
Printer Problems
If the printer is not printing receipts, make sure that the printer's
power switch is on, and that the printer paper is loaded and properly
aligned.
Patron screen display information is inadequate
Make sure the desired patron information is selected on the
Policy/Display setup screen.
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Obtaining Service and Supplies
Printer Paper and other Supplies
To order printer paper and other supplies in the U.S., call 1-800-3280067, option 2. Outside of the U.S., call your local 3M office. The
following supplies are recommended:
Thermal Printer Paper
Part number
78-8121-0609-0 (Case of 16 rolls)
Width
3 inches [76 mm]
Diameter
6 inches [152 mm]
Length
650 feet [198 m]
If you order the part number 78-8121-0609-0, you will receive
a case of 16 - 650 foot (198 m) rolls of printer paper.
Contacting Support
To contact 3M to request a service call, installation, software
support, or to provide Service Agreement information, in the U.S. call
1-800-328-0067, option 1. Outside of the U.S., contact your local 3M
office.
3M Library Systems Website
The 3M Library Systems Web site – www.3M.com/library
For additional information, refer to www.3m.com/library and select
the link under "Product Literature and Related Information" at the
bottom of the page. This directs you to a documentation links page
containing a link for "SelfCheck Systems" where applicable
documents are located.
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List of Machines and Serial Numbers
Machine Number
(assigned by library)
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Model
Number
Serial
Number
Troubleshooting Log
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