[aserl_coll_assess] ASERL asks members to halt shipment of all physical items between libraries
From: John Burger (jburgeraserl.org)
Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2020 08:55:23 -0700 (PDT)
ASERL Friends:

Due to health concerns and the changing operating status of our member 
campuses, the ASERL Board  of Directors is asking our members to immediately 
cease shipments of all physical materials between libraries.

  *   Items in the pipeline will flow to their endpoints.
  *   This include libraries using Lanter courier; Lanter will process any 
remaining items in their workstream but take on no additional outgoing 
requests.  Lanter will retain any items for libraries that are not open at the 
time of delivery.
  *   Based on the information we currently have, we recommend that any 
incoming materials be left untouched for a minimum of 48 hours.
These requests will remain in effect until further notice.

FOCUS ON E-DELIVERY:  The corresponding side of this request is we ask our 
members to prioritize requests to scan / e-deliver ILL materials, including 
scanning multiple book chapters for items that had previously been requested 
for physical delivery.

UPDATE YOUR STATUS:  If your campus is closed/closing, please be sure to update 
your library's status in OCLC so e-requests can be routed appropriately.

Thanks for your prompt attention to this important request.  Please let me know 
any questions.


John Burger, Executive Director
Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL)
c/o Robert W. Woodruff Library
540 Asbury Circle, Suite 316
Atlanta, GA  30322

404-218-4207 -- cellular

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