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A Digest of LISTSERVs of Interest to Access Services

A Digest of LISTSERVs of Interest to Access Services Journal of Access Services, 10:240–243, 2013 Published with license by Taylor & Francis ISSN: 1536-7967 print / 1536-7975 online DOI: 10.1080/15367967.2013.826949 Access Answers A Digest of LISTSERVs of Interest to Access Services FRED W. SMITH Column Editor Zach S. Henderson Library, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA FOR THE PERIOD APRIL–JUNE 2013 CIRCPLUS Teresa Doherty, Head of Circulation at Virginia Commonwealth University, had a friend who was about to become a library director. She asked Teresa if it was really important to check in returned books twice, as was the practice at VCU. Teresa thought so but wanted some support from the list. Her question started a torrent of interesting posts on the topic. The majority did double discharge and argued for its merits. Some advantages mentioned were that it saves staff time in the long run and that it reduces the number of calls from irritated patrons. Reasons why all books aren’t successfully checked in in the first discharge include mind wandering on the part of the person checking them in and equipment limitations. A side thread emerged when a poster asked to have the method described. At one library student workers did the initial check in, and staff http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal Of Access Services Taylor & Francis

A Digest of LISTSERVs of Interest to Access Services

Journal Of Access Services , Volume 10 (4): 4 – Oct 1, 2013
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Journal of Access Services, 10:240–243, 2013 Published with license by Taylor & Francis ISSN: 1536-7967 print / 1536-7975 online DOI: 10.1080/15367967.2013.826949 Access Answers A Digest of LISTSERVs of Interest to Access Services FRED W. SMITH Column Editor Zach S. Henderson Library, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA FOR THE PERIOD APRIL–JUNE 2013 CIRCPLUS Teresa Doherty, Head of Circulation at Virginia Commonwealth University, had a friend who was about to become a library director. She asked Teresa if it was really important to check in returned books twice, as was the practice at VCU. Teresa thought so but wanted some support from the list. Her question started a torrent of interesting posts on the topic. The majority did double discharge and argued for its merits. Some advantages mentioned were that it saves staff time in the long run and that it reduces the number of calls from irritated patrons. Reasons why all books aren’t successfully checked in in the first discharge include mind wandering on the part of the person checking them in and equipment limitations. A side thread emerged when a poster asked to have the method described. At one library student workers did the initial check in, and staff

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Published: Oct 1, 2013

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