After reviewing months of Net Lender and Net Borrower information and discussions with Delivery and Madison Public Library, we will be adding Madison Storage to multiple places in the holds sequence. By adding this location before the libraries that are the largest net lenders we hope to help deflect some of the holds. Since patrons can't place holds for pickup at Madison Storage, placing the agency code before a library will not cause an increase in holds for the locations after that code. Here is what the modified sequence will look like:
ACL, BAR, BLV, BER, BRD, CIA, CBR, COL, CSP, DCL, DEE, [MAD] DFT, FCH, LAV, LDI, [MAD], MCF, MCM, CEN, MAD, HPB, HAW, LAK, MEA, MRS, MSB, PIN, SEQ, SMB, [MAD], MAR, MAZ, MID, MOO, MRO, MTH, NGL, NOF, ORE, PAR, PLA, POR, POY, PDS, [MAD] REE, RKS, SKC, SGR, STO, SUN, VER, WAU, WID, WYO, SCA, SCL, [MAD]
Since this is the first time we have modified the sequence in a major way, we will be watching the numbers carefully to determine the impact of this change. Please let us know what, if any, this change has on your library's Holds Queue report.