myTurn include the ability to manage multiple inventory locations, or separate "groups" of inventory. Locations can be used to signify inventory that resides in separate physical locations, to group items together for administrative purposes, and to allow users to filter inventory by location.
For example, locations are useful for:
- Maintaining and managing inventory in multiple shops, branches or other physical locations
- Allowing departments to manage their own inventory
- Organizing and reporting on inventory by location
- Allowing some Admin users to only manage inventory and loans for a subset of your inventory
Locations are set up using the Admin -> Edit Locations option that is available to myTurn Super Admins.
If you make your inventory available publicly or to end users, they can search all inventory, or limit their searching and browsing to just one location (or sub-location).
Important Note: if you start with one location then add additional locations, you may want to change the Home and Current Location of all your items to a new named location. Items that are added prior to Multiple Location support being enabled are in what myTurn calls the "Main Location". All other locations are currently a sub-location of Main Location, so any items listed as "Main" will show up when browsing the other locations as well.
If your new locations are indeed rooms or storage locations at your main location, this can be fine. If your locations are independent from one another, you will want to move those items. We recommend using Export and Import to make this change quickly, or reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for help.