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Old 12-10-2019, 02:57 PM   #31
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But it doesn't follow that getting rid of auto-checkout will fix this problem. I'm guessing most folks who don't read their books will still borrow them... and not read them for them for the same two or three weeks. Only difference is, now the book could be in limbo for three days while they decide, so you could be adding three days to each borrower's time. (I realize that some won't borrow, so it should work out a little better.) Personally I don't really care so long as I get an email notice that my book is available. I only have a couple books on hold at a time and I always check them out and read them. (If I don't like what I'm reading, a book it can be returned within hours.)
I do think more time is wasted because of auto checkout then would be otherwise. But one idea I've had that would work is that your hold going to auto checkout and if you do not download it within 48 hours from then, it goes to the next in line.

This you get it for 2-3 weeks and do not download it is a really bad way to do it. I don't like this new hold either. I prefer that you get an email. If you do not do anything within 48 hours, you lose your turn.
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Old 12-18-2019, 03:01 PM   #32
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So the emails will still exist, they're only adding info to let people know that they have the option to check out the book or place a hold.
It looks like only half of this has happened. I got an email today that a hold was available to borrow. When I went to my holds on my library's Overdrive site I had the option to check the title out but not to add a new hold. My settings are still on auto checkout btw.

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Old 02-14-2020, 06:22 PM   #33
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My library now says "Deliver Later" is coming in March
https://help.overdrive.com/en-us/2265.htm
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Old 02-14-2020, 07:35 PM   #34
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My library now says "Deliver Later" is coming in March
https://help.overdrive.com/en-us/2265.htm
They've got the same link posted at my library's Overdrive page. It looks like a pretty good deal to me. Pick "later" and you change places with the next person in the line. Seems fair.
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Old 02-14-2020, 10:22 PM   #35
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If you choose to have it delivered later:
  • You'll stay at the front of the wait list.
  • The current copy will go to the next person in line.
  • You'll choose the earliest date you'd like the title to be delivered. Then, after that date, you'll get a copy when the next person returns it.
They don't say what happens if multiple people select deliver later. They can't all be at the front of the list and get the book next.
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Old 02-14-2020, 11:02 PM   #36
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They don't say what happens if multiple people select deliver later. They can't all be at the front of the list and get the book next.
That's a good question! I hadn't thought about that.
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Old 02-15-2020, 06:29 PM   #37
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They don't say what happens if multiple people select deliver later. They can't all be at the front of the list and get the book next.
That's a good point. I'm guessing that the first two in line would continually be changing places since, as I understand it, the next in line would be you, if you chose to pick it up later.
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Old 02-15-2020, 07:07 PM   #38
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They don't say what happens if multiple people select deliver later. They can't all be at the front of the list and get the book next.
I would guess the first person who is not delivering later would get the hold. But if there are only two people both who have for later delivery, I have no idea how it would work.
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Old 02-17-2020, 05:05 PM   #39
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Through my Illinois library card I have access to ebooks at my local library (Overdrive) and the State of Illinois elibrary (Access 360). When we are traveling, I don't have access to my computer, so I lost two State of Illinois library books while we were traveling. Luckily, the two at my local library were automatically checked out, and I downloaded them when we arrived. I am not a fan of this change.
You can borrow with the libby app on a cell phone and then download it to the computer later.
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I would guess the first person who is not delivering later would get the hold. But if there are only two people both who have for later delivery, I have no idea how it would work.
From the explanation, I got from the library, if the delivery hold line was not empty and you asked for the delivery hold, you would be placed behind the people ahead of you in the delivery hold line. If the next person also requested a delivery hold, they would be placed behind the those already in the delivery hold line. So if Alice, Bob, Charles, Donna and Everett were in the hold line and Alice, Bob and Charles opted for delivery hold and Donna checked out the book, Alice, Bob and Charles would be in the hold line in positions 1 to 3 with Everett now in position 4.
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From the explanation, I got from the library, if the delivery hold line was not empty and you asked for the delivery hold, you would be placed behind the people ahead of you in the delivery hold line. If the next person also requested a delivery hold, they would be placed behind the those already in the delivery hold line. So if Alice, Bob, Charles, Donna and Everett were in the hold line and Alice, Bob and Charles opted for delivery hold and Donna checked out the book, Alice, Bob and Charles would be in the hold line in positions 1 to 3 with Everett now in position 4.
So you do partially lose your place in the line? I guess that makes sense. Thanks.
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I am guessing this is a move by Overdrive to try and offer a "value-add" for their customers (libraries) as I'm pretty sure the library pays EVERY time a book is checked out, regardless of whether it is read or not. If everyone is just doing an automatic checkout, that could lead to a LOT of unread books and a fair bit of excess revenue for Overdrive! Perhaps they are having trouble negotiating their contract renewals, what with the news of the sale from Kobo... That's about the only reason I could see Overdrive implementing this "willingly" if it actually impacts their bottom line.
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