Wednesday, April 28, 2010

No hold/recalls after May 7th in Voyager

My boss wants me to make this post “funny” because I’ve apparently been able to do that sort of thing in the past (at least, relatively speaking) but I’ll feel a great sense of accomplishment if I can just make it understandable because it concerns features of our circulation (check out) system that most people have probably never used, and it’s kind of jargony, so as you’re reading, realize that if it doesn’t make sense to you, you don’t have to worry about it. Here we go…

A priest, a rabbi and a librarian walked into a bar and said, "The Library is moving from our Voyager automated library system to a brand new system over the summer. Starting Friday, May 7th, we will be unable to accept holds/recalls for checked out library materials. All holds/recalls not fulfilled or picked up by May 7th will be cancelled. Holds/recalls will become available again later this summer after we switch over to our brand new system."

How many librarians does it take to screw in a lightbulb? And by the way, what is a "hold"? Or a "recall?" Good questions, but let's not go there right now. We'll talk about it again in late summer. If you know what it is and you've already placed one on a book that isn't returned until after May 7, you won't hear from us when it comes back in, so your best bet is to check the Voyager catalog every so often to see when it does come back (in bed).

We apologize for this inconvenience. For further assistance, please contact Circulation, 1st Floor Walker Library, 615-898-2650 (that's what she said!)


Heather Lambert said...

Well Played Jester, well played. Now make me laugh about Work Breakdown Structures.

Anonymous said...

There once was a young lady from Murray,
About the Library she did scurry.
From person to person she did go,
To see what each did know.
This knowledge she so did gleem,
Fit nicely into her scheme.
This scheme, The Work Breakdown structure
Is part of the new library’s infrastructure.