Anyone out there using the "Items for the Library to Acquire" form and the "Recommend" acquisitions function in a public library environment?
We’re trying to see how well it could work and what adjustments we’d need to make in our selection/acquisition workflow so we can receive patron purchase recommendations, notify the patron when it is acquired (or why not), and place the hold on the item when ordered. System does not seem quite designed for this workflow, requiring various manual workarounds. Doesn’t seem like an improvement over our current web-based (non-Innovative system) form.
We're specifically wondering about usage in other public libraries, but would welcome any info academic libraries might be willing to share too.
Library Services Manager, Digital Initiatives
Palo Alto City Library