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Comparing patrons' renewal behavior before and after implementing more permissive loan rules

Comparing patrons' renewal behavior before and after implementing more permissive loan rules This article reports on a study of how long library patrons at 28 college and university libraries kept books checked out before and after a policy change allowing for longer circulation periods and more renewals. The behavior of most patrons remained similar before and after the policy change, with only a slight (7–14 day) lengthening of the length of circulation for many patrons. A significant minority of patrons made more extensive use of the longer loan periods, demonstrating the usefulness of the policy change for many users. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal Of Access Services Taylor & Francis

Comparing patrons' renewal behavior before and after implementing more permissive loan rules

Journal Of Access Services , Volume 13 (4): 10 – Oct 1, 2016

Comparing patrons' renewal behavior before and after implementing more permissive loan rules

Journal Of Access Services , Volume 13 (4): 10 – Oct 1, 2016

Abstract

This article reports on a study of how long library patrons at 28 college and university libraries kept books checked out before and after a policy change allowing for longer circulation periods and more renewals. The behavior of most patrons remained similar before and after the policy change, with only a slight (7–14 day) lengthening of the length of circulation for many patrons. A significant minority of patrons made more extensive use of the longer loan periods, demonstrating the usefulness of the policy change for many users.

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
Published with license by Taylor & Francis
ISSN
1536-7975
eISSN
1536-7967
DOI
10.1080/15367967.2016.1250001
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Abstract

This article reports on a study of how long library patrons at 28 college and university libraries kept books checked out before and after a policy change allowing for longer circulation periods and more renewals. The behavior of most patrons remained similar before and after the policy change, with only a slight (7–14 day) lengthening of the length of circulation for many patrons. A significant minority of patrons made more extensive use of the longer loan periods, demonstrating the usefulness of the policy change for many users.

Journal

Journal Of Access ServicesTaylor & Francis

Published: Oct 1, 2016

Keywords: Renewals; statistics; consortia; circulation; interlibrary loan

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