Interlibrary loan is generally thought of as a source for books from academic or specialty publishers, for non-fiction titles, for older formats (e.g. VHS or audiocassettes), for documentary films, etc. This perception endures because many libraries remain reluctant to interloan their new releases in movies, music or books. Yet, looking at these top ten lists does prove that newer and popular fiction is an important part of resource sharing in SHAREit.
Some public library software is available as Software as a Service applications, also called SaaS. This type of program uses cloud technology to bring many benefits to your library’s infrastructure. Many common barriers to adopting and implementing new systems are decreased or eliminated with SaaS. You can stay up to date with the latest innovations, streamline your administrative processes and provide a better patron experience. Here are the primary reasons SaaS is important for your public library IT plans.
A common question I hear from libraries is, “What is the difference between Retry and Unfilled?” The difference is subtle but important.
Retry means that the Borrower’s request has been submitted to all lenders in the Lender List and could not be filled by any of them, at this time.