[bksvol-discuss] Re: hold for means just that


When you count all the books that say "hold for", and the books that are 
either in ark or kes format, there is a lot of good reading that those of us 
who just have Word cannot handle.  Oh, and I forgot, there are some WYN 
books as well.

Sue S.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lori Castner" <loralee.castner@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2007 3:22 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: hold for means just that


Well, I agree with the points that both of you have made.  But if the person
the book is being held for is not on this list, which might be possible, the
person wishing to take the book would not know how to contact them.

And I do agree with Jackie that there should be some time limit on a hold.
Problem is that just means administrators would have one more thing to
program or keep track of.

Cat Lover Lori

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Grandma Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2007 1:10 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: hold for means just that


> Jackie,
>
> You are welcome, and you are entitled to express you
> views--and they are worth something!!
>
> The problem of HOld Fors sitting on step one didn't
> exist as much before there was five-book limit. People
> downloaded the books and kept them off the step one
> page.
>
> Usually it's books people want to validate but havne't
> had time to get to them. Sometimes people do forget
> they're there. SOmetimes the books are not in good
> shape because the submitter hasn't had time or
> inclination to prevalidate but the person the book is
> being held for is willing to do the work involved. But
> if someone else took the book and saw the shape it's
> in  he/she might reject it.
>
> Often, if someone else wants to do the book, he/she
> can ask on the list if the person it's being held for
> wants  it continue to be held or if he/she can take
> it. Usually the answer will be yes, because that will
> get it into the collection faster and anyone can read
> it--unless the book as problems. smile
>
> So if there's a book you'd like to do that's being
> held for someone else, feel free to ask here if you
> can take it. smile
>
> Cindy
> --- Jackie McBride <abletec@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>> U know, yall, I'm just a newby so a) I don't wanna
>> tick any1 off; & b)
>> therefore this observation doesn't count--but there
>> have been books up
>> there on step 1 for months that say hold for
>> so-&-so.  I won't take
>> them, & I think others feel likewise, because first
>> I believe & I
>> think others do also that doing so bespeaks a lack
>> of integrity &,
>> 2nd, well, folks get bent out of shape when a book
>> held for them gets
>> taken.  So, there they sit, & somehow that doesn't
>> seem quite right to
>> me.  But, like I said, I'm just a newby & what do I
>> know?  Still, it
>> seems to me from an admin point of view that this
>> hold for tag should
>> be stripped from a title if not taken in a
>> reasonable period, say 5
>> days to a week.  Probably could be built in2 a
>> crawler or bott or
>> whatever u wanna call it.  Obviously there might be
>> exceptions to why
>> a book should be held longer, e.g., it's in a
>> foreign language & there
>> are only a few validators who read that or it
>> requires some sort of
>> specialized knowledge possessed by 1 or only a few
>> validators--but the
>> books whereof I speak do not seem to fall in a
>> category like that.
>> Just a thought, my dad used to say I didn't get paid
>> to think, & yeah,
>> he's probably right--it's likely worth exactly what
>> yall paid for it,
>> but, o, well.
>>
>> On 9/26/07, Grandma Cindy <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
>> wrote:
>> > I wonder if everybody knows to put Hold For in
>> front
>> > of the title. A newbie put it in the Comments
>> section
>> > for a book to be held for me. Since she told me it
>> was
>> > up, I got it, and told her to put it in front of
>> the
>> > title next time. If it's not in front of the
>> title,
>> > someone could download the book without even
>> seeing
>> > the Hold For.
>> >
>> > But maybe I'm being generous. My husband says I
>> always
>> > look at the best explanation for what people do.
>> He's
>> > more suspicious and gets annoyed with ne
>> sometimes.
>> > smile
>> >
>> > Cindy
>> >
>> > --- "E." <thoth93@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> >
>> > > Julie when somebody took my "hold for" book I
>> was
>> > > told to contact
>> > > Claire.  Perhaps whoever took your hold knows
>> that
>> > > Claire is on
>> > > vacation and is taking advantage of the
>> opportunity.
>> > >
>> > > E.
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