[bksvol-discuss] Re: question about "hold for"

They have a week w/renewal period just like any other book--e.g.,
"hold for" doesn't change any validating rules.

On 2/24/08, Anastasia Saridakis <anamatia81@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hello fello volunteers,
> If I hold a book for someone and they take it to validate, do they have a
> certain  amount of time to do this or not?
> Thanks you
> Anastasia
> anamatia81@xxxxxxxxx
>
> Scott Blanks <scottsjb@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: Just to be absolutely clear, the
> title I was referencing in my last message
> was Lullaby, by Chuck Palahniuk. I had placed the title on step one for
> Lora, and she never had an opportunity to validate, because the book was
> taken by someone else, as evidenced by the books in processing page. I've
> already sent a message to Bookshare support to apprise them of the
> situation. As I indicated in my message to BS staff, I strongly feel that if
> people are found to be repeatedly violating this hold for request, they
> should incur some sort of restriction, if not outright banning for a period
> of time from the site. This is a strong volunteer group, and two of the key
> elements to this strength are respect and trust. This is the fourth hold for
> title which has been snapped up by someone, and I frankly will no longer
> accept any excuse of the person not realizing that the book was a hold for.
> Let's be real here, I placed the two magical, or maybe not so magical words,
> hold for, at the beginning of the title. What must I do, write out a
> paragraph? Something like, this title has been placed here to be validated
> by so-and-so, please do not take this title out of respect for your fellow
> volunteers? It's not as though there are a shortage of titles without the
> hold for designation. 40 out of 530 meet that distinction, leaving over 90%
> of the books at the disposal of the general volunteer community.
>
> This is a galling situation, and one that causes me to question my
> involvement in such an endeavor.
>
> Scott
>
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