Re: [IUG] Transit and delivery issues
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See my answers below.
Yes we have been.
ALIS is a consortium of 54 libraries plus a service center. Recently, in
cooperation with the Nassau Library System, we have begun to explore cost issues
associated with the huge and increasing volume of holds, and of items transited
among our libraries not only as a result of holds (staff-placed AND
patron-placed) but as a result of extremely mobile patrons returning any item
The cost of shipping is not insignificant, and will only increase. We would
like to devise some ways to make shipping more efficient, while avoiding service
reductions that would negatively impact resource sharing.
Are any of you grappling with the same issues?
Have you imposed a limit on the number of holds a patron can have at any given
Do you allow materials checked out at any library to be returned to any library?Yes for Books; Here is our matrix for non-print returns and checkouts:
Do you impose a penalty on patrons who place numerous holds but who do not pickNo. We have discussed it off and on for years. It seems like it would
not be worth it.
that material up?
How many hours is yourPageslips: Number of hours before page can be transferred
[i_addlsysfunc_pageslips_numbe.html] circulation option set for?
Any suggestions you may have would be appreciated.
Thank you and best regards,
Elizabeth E. Swift
Integrated Library Systems Administrator
Jefferson County Library Cooperative
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