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Old 06-09-2015, 10:24 AM   #1081
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Given how long the line can be for some eBooks, 3 weeks is just too long a time to allow eBooks to be borrowed. 2 weeks should be the maximum time to borrow eBooks. That gives more people a chance to get them. 3 weeks gives a total of 18 borrows in one year while 2 weeks gives 26 borrows. Most do not return early. They just let it expire. So if someone has an eBook for 3 weeks and finishes in 2 weeks, the next person in line would need to wait an extra week for absolutely nothing.
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Old 06-09-2015, 12:37 PM   #1082
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3 weeks is too short for me. Our local library has 4 weeks for print books. I would like to see 4 weeks for ebooks. But I read more than one book at a time.
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Old 06-09-2015, 12:40 PM   #1083
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3 weeks is too short for me. Our local library has 4 weeks for print books. I would like to see 4 weeks for ebooks. But I read more than one book at a time.
So when you read an eBook from the library, read ONE at a time. 4 weeks is too long for me to wait for you.
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Old 06-09-2015, 01:00 PM   #1084
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So when you read an eBook from the library, read ONE at a time. 4 weeks is too long for me to wait for you.

I am not a fast reader and I also read more than one book at a time. But the libraries in this area have a 14 day limit but you can recheck out books.
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Old 06-09-2015, 02:07 PM   #1085
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This is not two steps back, this is one fricking huge leap backwards. I need to know if I need to look at different libraries to see if I can put that title on hold if the library I am at now has too long a line.
I am hoping that this is either a bug that will soon be fixed or an ill-considered intentional change that they will revert.

Oddly, even though the user is no longer shown the exact number of people ahead of them for existing titles or any information about the waiting list for pre-release titles, that information is still present in hidden metadata on the web pages and my Overdrive Link calibre plugin is still able to use this to estimate wait times for books. I hope that they leave that information in place. (And I hope that I didn't just bring this oversight to someone's attention who will now go out and remove it!)
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Old 06-09-2015, 02:21 PM   #1086
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So when you read an eBook from the library, read ONE at a time. 4 weeks is too long for me to wait for you.
LOL! I like to switch between reading 2-3 books and before I know it that little email comes telling me my books are expiring
They get more ebooks and we will both be happy.
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Old 06-09-2015, 07:28 PM   #1087
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The NC Digital Library now has "click here to learn how to return titles early" at the top of the screen. Maybe that will help get a few more people to return books when they're finished, instead of just waiting for them to expire.
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Old 06-09-2015, 10:20 PM   #1088
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I am hoping that this is either a bug that will soon be fixed or an ill-considered intentional change that they will revert.

Oddly, even though the user is no longer shown the exact number of people ahead of them for existing titles or any information about the waiting list for pre-release titles, that information is still present in hidden metadata on the web pages and my Overdrive Link calibre plugin is still able to use this to estimate wait times for books. I hope that they leave that information in place. (And I hope that I didn't just bring this oversight to someone's attention who will now go out and remove it!)
I have got to learn how to use this plugin. The last time I looked at it, it looked complicated and confusing to me....but maybe I was just have a brain-dead day.
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Old 06-09-2015, 10:23 PM   #1089
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I am hoping that this is either a bug that will soon be fixed or an ill-considered intentional change that they will revert.
Well, the changes to the wait list displays was on purpose. They bragged about it on their blog here. The dyslexic font is a good thing, though.

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