OOO, Maybe I'd better read the manual cause maybe since I haven't read for a while I should be trained. Uh-oh, maybe I'd better crawl back in my corner. <Giggle> On Jan 22, 2011, at 1:08 PM, Lori Castner wrote: > Hi, Cindy, > There are now more holds than ever on the checkout list because a new > procedure has been created to train new volunteers. Multiple copies of one > book are placed on the checkout list and apparently contain errors to enable > these volunteers to learn to proofread appropriately. Some of the holds say > "Hold for new vol" and some say hold for a specific name or number. And, of > course, there are the standard number of holds. > > I agree with your suggestion to have books with hold placed on a separate > checkout list because like you I find it difficult to search for a book that > I want to proofread. One solution is to click on the date link at the top of > the list. This action will reverse the order of the books so that those with > the oldest dates appear on page one. With this method, you will not have to > weed through very many holds. > However, using this method has the disadvantage of your finding books that > just may not be of interest to you; some of them are very long and some are > of only good quality; many of the oldest books are of a scholarly nature. > Hope these thoughts answer your questions. And welcome back! > > Lori C. > > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Cindy Ray" <cindyray@xxxxxxxxx> > To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Saturday, January 22, 2011 10:22 AM > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Questions that have surely been answered > > >> Hi, List, >> >> I haven't been here for a while now. I had come back last summer and soon >> after lost my E-mail address. I never found it so got a new one. LOL. >> >> So, here are my questions. First of all, it makes sense that you can check >> out a book for two weeks and then must check it back in or re-check it out, >> but why can books be held for so long? I found one that has been held for >> about 14 or 15 months, and I can't currently remember the name, but I think >> it has to do with the Story of Ireland. Are people reminded that they have >> holds there? Why can they have so many held for them? A good 25% of the 410 >> books are holds for, and if you don't really know what you want, searching >> is an activity that, frankly, nearly made me decide to not ever volunteer >> here anymore. Why isn't there a hold for list that has only these books and >> people could go there and find the books they couldn't live without >> proofreading? >> >> Hope y'all don't think these are tacky questions, but they do set me to >> wondering. I've just downloaded "Longing: Stories of Racial Healing." >> >> Cindy Lou >> >> To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to >> bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >> put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of >> available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of > available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.