Where's the book? How to use Access to track incoming and outgoing courier mail

Logistics
Day: 
Tuesday
Time: 
11:15pm
Room: 
Jefferson A
Computer: 
I can use the Podium PC (with Windows)
Co-presenter(s): 
Dan Henke, Circulation Supervisor, Missouri S&T

Missouri S&T instituted an Access database to track its incoming and outgoing courier mail over 3 years ago. This database has proved extremely useful in tracking an item's whereabouts, especially if a patron claims to have returned the item. We will demonstrate the basic parameters of how our database is constructed, how we use queries to find information about courier items, and how other libraries can create their own database, even if they aren't Access experts.