[Libs-Or] LoT question

Lori Van Deman LoriV at wccls.org
Mon Jun 21 16:48:18 PDT 2021

Hi there,

I work for one of the libraries in Washington County Cooperative Library Services. Several libraries in our county have LoT collections.

We have them in our ILS and patrons can place holds. We limit the holds to pickup at the owning branch because many items are too bulky or breakable to go through our courier.

Having items in the ILS means some adventures in cataloging, but it is doable. Happy to share our county cataloging procedures if that would be helpful.


From: Libs-Or [mailto:libs-or-bounces at omls.oregon.gov] On Behalf Of Wallowa Public Library 97885 via Libs-Or
Sent: Monday, June 21, 2021 4:39 PM
To: Eric Molinsky <emolinsky at jcls.org>
Cc: libs-or at omls.oregon.gov
Subject: Re: [Libs-Or] LoT question

I'm curious too as my library is just starting a LoT.


On Mon, Jun 21, 2021, 3:16 PM Eric Molinsky via Libs-Or <libs-or at omls.oregon.gov<mailto:libs-or at omls.oregon.gov>> wrote:
Good afternoon,

I’m reaching out with a question involving cataloging for anyone who is operating a Library of Things. We started one a little less than two years ago in Jackson County and have always used a separate software tool for cataloging those items, reservations, check outs, etc. We are wanting to gather information as to what other libraries are doing, whether something similar, or using your ILS, or another method. If you are using your ILS, are you simply allowing patrons to put items on hold as versus a reservation? Curious to find out how the method you use works for you.

Thanks so much!

[Primary Blue_IconOnly_306px_WithPadding]Eric Molinsky
Digital Services Supervisor
Jackson County Library Services
541 774-6412
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