The cart enables me to immediately remove the "weird things" from the shelves--the books that show up as "not found" or have some other weird problem and just place them on the cart so I can deal with them during a scanning break. It allows me to see RIGHT THEN & THERE what is scanning and what isn't. No uploading--just enable wifi on that bad boy and you have immediate gratification. Plus, I have the perfect spot for my coffee cup right beside me. If there is an inventory nirvana, this is it.
I worked with one laptop and cart today until my oh-so-fabulous library clerk kids arrived for their afternoon elective classes, and then I fixed up a second cart.
2 class periods with kids working in pairs + my earlier contribution =we are nearly 1/2 DONE
This is epic.
I teach Norse mythology to my last group of 8th graders tomorrow, and then I'll inventory again with my students in the afternoon...and you know what? I'm actually NOT dreading it at all!