[minervacirc] MaineCat (INN_Reach) requests from Portland Public for SMLD libraries

Jessica Thomas jessica.thomas at gmail.com
Thu Feb 16 15:48:01 EST 2012

Alisia is right that this program applies only to SMLD libraries on the
delivery circuit. During the test phase, that means just Merrill and Dyer.
When we have ironed out the kinks, the other 10 libraries who fit the
criteria will have a chance to opt in.

On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 8:44 AM, Jane Boyle <jboyle at bates.edu> wrote:

> **
> Are all the new test libraries part of the courier system or will I be
> mailing some? If I will be mailing, then
> to which libraries will need the mail service? You can respond off list if
> necessary.
> Jane Boyle
> Bates College
> Ladd Library
> 48 Campus Ave
> Lewiston Me 04240
> 207-786-8322
> On 2/16/2012 7:11 AM, Alisia Revitt wrote:
> Please read the following from Portland Public's ILL department.  They are
> conducting a test with MaineCat and delivery that requires you to send
> items to different Southern Maine libraries, even though the request is
> from Portland Public!
>   We are conducting a test of a new service that will bridge the service
>> gap between MaineCat and the 12 SMLD libraries who subscribe to the
>> delivery service but have been unable to become MaineCat participants due
>> to the limitations of our current infrastructure. When you get an INN-Reach
>> paging slip from Portland Public Library on which the patron name reads
>> "Send to Dyer Library Saco" or "Send to Merrill Meml Lib Yarmouth."
>> Although PPL's name appears several times on both the paging slip and the
>> pickup slip, priority should be given to the name in the patron field. If
>> the patron name says "Send to..." a particular library, please put the book
>> in the delivery system directly to them. Do not send the item to Portland
>> Public Library.
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