[Koha] official version (was : National holidays and other free
mordazy at poczta.onet.pl
Thu Jun 7 01:59:03 NZST 2007
> Honestly I don't see a big deal with holidays...
> if your book is overdue on exactly a holiday...well I guess you should
> get it in BEFORE the holiday(at least that seems responsible to me)
> don't most libraries have book drops? Then the book can be returned on
> time...and it's up to the library to configure koha if you want 5 day
> loans...you begin to charge AFTER day 6..so that it gives you 1 day to
> get the returned books entered.
> Complex problems often have simple solutions.
This could work, but believe me, NOT in Poland. We`ve had at least a
couple of very unpleasant situations, including court case, just because
borrowers "ditn`t know" they have to return books earlier and they found
shortening due dates "unacceptable". One old lady went to local
newspaper and called us "fascists" only because we charged her $10 for
overdues. Counting on people`s decency and common sense is asking for
trouble, in my view. Book drop and grace days won`t solve the problem.
You may think I`m a little paranoid, but all I want is to eliminate as
many possibilities of controversial situations as possible.
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