Re: Electronic books processing

Guarria (
Tue, 20 Mar 2001 19:38:46 -0800 (PST)

Hi, Mary. My library just recently began circulating the Rocket ebook. I
don't know if that's the one you're referring to, but it also comes in a
leather case which doesn't fit the accompanying components. We decided to
circulate all the needed items in a LLbean canvas bag. We placed
all identifying stickers and barcodes on the ebook reader itself which
means the circulation clerks have to actually open up the bag, take out
the reader, open up the carrying case and scan the barcode. It seems to
work and I have as yet had no complaints. Hope this helps.


On Tue, 20 Mar 2001, Mary Dexter wrote:

> Our public library will be ordering a dozen e-books on palm computers
> that will be available for checkout to our patrons. We are wondering how
> any other libraries have handled the physical processing of these items?
> All of our a-v requires a certain amount of identity stamping and
> barcode, warning labels etc. The sample we were shown comes in a
> leather-like carrying case which seems to preclude tape sticking to it,
> so how to identify that? It also appears that all the components (power
> cord, stand, etc.) do not necessarily fit in the carrying case. I'd love
> to hear from anyone else who has processed these items for circ. Thanks
> for your help!
> Mary Dexter
> Arapahoe Library District