Weekly Update — June 23, 2015
Coming Soon: Updates from the Patron Services Committee
The Patron Services Committee approved a few changes last week that will rolling out shortly. The first is that materials marked with a circulation modifier of “equipment” will no longer be eligible for a grace day. Because of the greater prevalence of back-to-back bookings for these items, it was determined that a more structured fine structure would better reflect our libraries’ needs.
We will also be lifting the bill voiding permission from all accounts except for LocalAdmins. This decision was the result of discussions regarding ownership of bills and the potential for incorrect management of bills between member libraries. We will review the impact over the next few months; libraries should utilize the “Forgive” feature as much as reasonable for dealing with bills which have not been auto-voided and should be removed from their users’ accounts in the meantime.
The eIDC welcomes new members Roachdale-Franklin Township Public Library and Royal Center-Boone Township Public Library.
Want to promote your OverDrive collection? There are a variety of customizable promotional packs available for download to increase awareness of special collections including streaming video, e-audiobooks, and e-periodicals.
The ISL welcomes new Northwest Regional Coordinator Kimberly Brown-Harden.
The barcode pool buys are shifting to the first full week of every other month. Please check your stocks now in preparation for the July 6-10, 2015 pool.
Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Training Opportunities
Basic Cataloging, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU) [WAITLIST ONLY]
Local Administration, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)
Spring/Summer 2015 Cataloging Roundtable: MARC for Newbies, 10am-Noon, Webinar. (1 TLEU)