Thursday, August 25, 2005

Longer loans for OhioLINK items

An exciting change is coming September 1 for books borrowed from OhioLINK (the press release is quoted in part below):

"Now OhioLINK books may be checked out for three weeks and renewed up to four times, as long as another user has not placed a hold on the item, for a total maximum borrowing period of 15 weeks. Tony Maniaci, chair of OhioLINK's Inter-Campus Services Committee, which sets OhioLINK borrowing policies, explained the rationale behind the change. "Users statewide have been asking to keep OhioLINK books longer than six
weeks. But OhioLINK has to carefully balance the needs of researchers who wish to keep an item for an extended period of time with those who have short time frames to meet a deadline or complete a class assignment. Recent improvements to the software used for online borrowing checks for holds
before allowing a renewal. This new functionality allows us to extend the maximum borrowing period for items and better meet the needs of all OhioLINK users.""

So check out OhioLINKs with a greater flexibility to keep them longer - up to 15 week! Let us know if you have any questions.

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