Due to high increased patron use of MyMediaMall (because of ebook readers, etc.), there are a few announced changes being made to the MyMediaMall circulation policies:
- The circulation period of eBooks will be reduced from a 21 day loan period to a 14 day loan period.
- The automatic purchase alert process (automatically buying a new copy/license when a certain number of holds for a title is reached) will be increased from 4 holds to 6 holds.
- A cap on the total licenses per title will be set to 15 (previously much higher).
MyMediaMall's shared collection budget (with fees paid by all the 160 consortial members) is over $200,000. Enacting these changes should help moderate the pressure on the collection budget. Currently, there are over 10,000 holds on items in the MyMediaMall collection.