Do the items need to have names inserted? If they are shelved in class number order and the user is given the number (and possibly barcode number in case of multiple reservations on titles), there should be no necessity for names.
Head of Circulation Services
Library & Learning Resource Services
University of Central Lancashire
>>> Mike Heaney <[log in to unmask]> 11/07/2007 09:30 >>>
There would be data protection problems if person A could browse the
shelves to identify what person is reading (e.g. by reading their names
in slips inserted in the books). The Information Commissioner has held
that what people are reading is personal information
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Subject: [LIS-LINK] Reservations on open shelves
We are currently looking at refurbishing our issue/help desk area in the
LRC (Edge Hill University) and are investigating the possibility of
reservations on open access shelves ie so users can collect them
themselves without coming to the desk. This would be in a fairly open
area, although fairly near to the help desk.
I would be interested to hear from any other sites who have this model
how it works (or doesn't) for you?
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