We use a self issue system in the libraries made by a company called Bibliotheca, and they are having a one day forum in London on Tuesday next week which I am going to attend. This would usually mean getting up at 5am to catch the train, but instead I am getting an overnight stay in a hotel, which is very nice.
The reason being that we also use a system called Netloan which is used to manage pc bookings, lots of libraries use it. However we have put Netloan onto the self issue kiosks, so that borrowers can book a pc themselves, and it is also tied into the printers, so that people can manage their own printing payments . We are one of the few libraries using this at the moment, so they got in touch to ask if I would do a 10 minute presentation about it . I agreed, and they said they would pay the train fare and for a hotel too after I asked. All for just 10 minutes.
The slight problem that I know almost nothing about Netloan was fairly quickly solved by a crash course.
So, off to London I go.