Check in of books should be done in member's info just like hold and checking out of books.
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is their any api for openbiblio???if member login will be their in newer version so that they can hold book or cancel hold.. and see list of books issued to him it would be excellent...am running the software in ubuntu os..
I see only one advantage: Member Info notifies in red "outstanding account balance", so you would be informed about late returns.
There is a huge disadvantage: Check In work-flow would become very inefficient. Checking in returns should not require a member card to be scanned first. Imagine: there's a pile of returned books on the circulation desk, and the members have left already (or the items are returned in a book-drop).
So I disagree. But I agree that OpenBiblio should notify staff when an overdue item is returned and / or the member has an outstanding account balance.