in reply to Virtual Distributed Library Online

Just a thought, maybe it's obvious but, some of the books once they've been assimilated by the new borrower/owner, that person could also be considerate and make the book available to someone else. Sort of like "pass it on..."

Mike -

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Harlan Ellison

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Re: Re: Virtual Distributed Library Online
by LD2 (Curate) on Feb 25, 2001 at 12:05 UTC
    Good idea, as long as the original owner knows what's going on with their book (if the book is being borrowed, not sold.. ).

    That may have to be decided on an individual basis - if there is a long waiting list for a specific book and it's being borrowed and the owner does not need it for some time, then it may be an idea to make a list of addresses and just pass it on like you said - the last person would mail it back to the original owner. It may cut some sort of cost down on shipping, each person who receives it would pay for the shipping to the next person.