In case you are not familiar with the concept of overnight loans at the Pendlebury Library of Music I refer you to my previous post on this blog. This is just to announce that, thanks to my colleague Sophie, all of the more than 400 overnight loans at the Pendlebury are now visible on the catalogue.
You might wonder why I’m writing a blog post about this; give me two minutes and I’ll explain. Overnight loans (ONLs) at the Pendlebury Library often are put on ONL status temporarily, or for 1 or 2 terms, so Sophie changes the status on our system and the classmark/shelfmark remains the same. This means that in the brief initial display, if there are several items which fit your search terms, you cannot see whether a copy at a specific classmark is an overnight loan copy.
In the full display you can see the “Notes” field underneath the classmark, and “ta-da” (in F major probably), “Overnight Loan”:
If there are multiple copies of one publication, this new “labelling”
is useful too. Again, the brief display does not help in identifying which copies might be borrowable at this very moment.
However, if you now click through to the full display you will be told which copy is an ordinary loan and which is an overnight loan copy. To illustrate this:
So, next time you see Sophie in the library, and if you have read this, please tell her how much you appreciate her hard work on this.