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ERIC Number: ED068100
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Oct
Pages: 14
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Report of the Library Fines Committee.
Navarre, Carolyn; And Others
The Library Fines Committee at Wayne State University reviewed the existing system of loan periods and fines schedules in which high demand materials are loaned out for shorter periods of time with higher fines rates. The committee found the system to be ineffective because although a large amount of overdue materials money is collected, books are still not returned within the allowed loan period. In addition, the costs incurred by the library in collecting fines is excessively high which is mainly due to auditing requirements. There are a large number of small fines processed at high costs. Four ways of reducing the problems were studied: increasing fines, reducing costs by improvements in file maintenance and operating procedures, reducing the amount of overdue material by changing the length of loan, and collection of outstanding fines. The proposed fines schedule and a description of the applicable files are in the appendices to this report. (SJ)
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Authoring Institution: Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI. Univ. Libraries.
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