Hi, Our consortium is currently at 121 members and growing. While individual library systems practice resource sharing and we are in the midst of a resource sharing trial between three more distant libraries, we do not have consortium-wide resource sharing at this time. Holds consortium-wide are set to not use FIFO. This has not been a problem, but now one local system has requested to be switched to FIFO. I am not unsympathetic: they are a consolidated library system with two buildings both within a mile of each other. For them there is no intrinsic advantage to opportunistic holds, and the current method is unpopular with patrons. However, they resource share with two other nearby library systems that are not FIFO. If we were to switch this library to FIFO, what implications would it have for the other two non-FIFO libraries with whom they resource share? I am not sure if it matters, but they use 3 month age protection.
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