Whether you’re chomping at the bit or dragging your feet, sooner or later Duplication on Demand service will be coming to all NLS network libraries. As we get deeper into implementation processes at more and more libraries, we want to make sure we’re sharing what we learn with the rest of you, to help things go as smoothly as possible.
A big thing that we hope you’re hearing is that the time to work on your cataloging is now.
As you switch your patrons to Duplication service, they will very suddenly have access to your entire catalog of DB titles. That includes:
- Almost a decade of Retrospective titles, which you may not have done any cataloging for since no copies were ordered or expected.
- Anything and everything from Copy Allotment that you requested only 1 copy of, because it wasn’t a subject your patrons had much interest in.
- All of those titles you returned all of your copies of through the XESS process.
This can and will be a huge benefit to your patrons, as they will be able to receive their requests and reserves faster than ever, read series in order, and have access to all the classics and old favorites they may have had trouble getting before.
It can also have its pitfalls, especially if your catalog hasn’t been kept up. But don’t panic! You still have time to fix things.
Take a look at your catalog, and come up with a plan. If you have questions or need help strategizing, we’re here to help!