When we moved to our new library software earlier this year, we lost the ability to provide real-time lists of new items ordered by the libraries. If you have been missing this feature, we have great news – it has been restored! Check all libraries here: http://reports.uhls.org/newitems/. See only our library here: http://reports.uhls.org/newitems/EGRN/index.html.
How Does It Work?
The first link will take you to a listing of all Upper Hudson Library System libraries. Select a library, and you will be presented with a list of item types. Only item types with newly items will be displayed, so some categories you might expect may not be present. Click on an item type to see a list of titles that are linked to the catalog for easy requesting. Check back often, as we are adding new items all the time and the lists are updated overnight.
Each library has a different time frame for “new”, which will be stated at the top of the title list. The East Greenbush Community Library has chosen 14 days, while some other libraries chose 30 or 90 days. Keep in mind that donated items, items ordered as replacements, and duplicate copies show up on these lists, as well. That would account for “new” items with older publication dates. The category that will most likely show newly released items is the “On Order” category. While this group is not limited on a single item type or genre, it is often populated by items ordered ahead of publication date. As soon as the record is created in the catalog, patrons can place requests.
Questions? Please ask in the comments below or call the library for more information.