Last week, we have had a long experience with Milcirc Offline because our system was down for three days. We have used it in both circulation and on bookmobile. From our experience, yes it does take a while for the system to be updated, but I do not the "logic" behind it. Jason, at the III Help Desk was a big help for us in the setup and use of Milcirc Offline. And yes you do not need to use FTS..
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