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Bookjunkie57
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Saddest message I‘ve received. There‘s only one book left in my series and I‘m out of borrows until September. #Lame

wanderinglynn Is this your library? Borrowing only 5 a month seems low. 4mo
AileenRR A long wait til the end of the month 4mo
LibrarianRyan @wanderinglynn My bet is this is Hoopla. Hoopla is a different type of elending libraries. Hoopla is pay for play - so a library pays an individual fee each time an item is borrowed. the library sets limits like how much they can spend in a day, (because different items are different prices), and how many a week or month per patron. This allows patrons full access to all titles.

Other services they pay for the title (at a huge mark up) ⬇
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LibrarianRyan @wanderinglynn and have access either permanently or for a metered period (dependent on publisher. Some are 52 checkouts, others are 12 months, or 24 months). But then the library only has the titles they can afford to pay for.

Most libraries that have one of these services has another as well. Hoopla is great for indies titles, as well as big name titles. Plus there are no wait lists in Hoopla. You only have a wait if you have used all
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LibrarianRyan @wanderinglynn if you have used all your allowable access. With other platforms they are more like in person libraries where they have so many copies and you have to wait for a copy to be available.

So yeah it has it's drawbacks, but also it's good points. I know for my library I have to get on before 10 am. The daily budget is normally spent by then so I would have to wait till the next day.
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wanderinglynn Thanks @LibrarianRyan Good info. I have never used Hoopla. 4mo
LibrarianRyan @wanderinglynn Hoopla was really big about 10 years ago for audiobooks and graphic novels/comics. Then amazon bought audible and it started creating problems. Amazon signed exclusive content agreements for audible with the some of the biggest audiobook producers (most notable Blackstone Publishing) meaning those audiobooks were no longer available to libraries until the book had been out for 4-6 months, sometimes longer. Then you had Recorded ⬇ 4mo
LibrarianRyan @wanderinglynn Books really want to close their loop in audiobooks and stick to the one title at a time, with a large markup. So it took a toll on Hoopla. But Hoopla did rebound and has a great niche. They don't always have all the big titles (Audible exclusivity contracts), but they still do comics and GN. Plus they collect a lot of indies (in audiobooks) and sometimes that is the only place for libraries to get those indie books. ⬇ 4mo
LibrarianRyan @wanderinglynn plus for may of the big houses they rotate titles so it may be there one month, then a few months later not. They are also great for back list titles. I really like Hoopla service. And I think it is great for libraries as it opens the entire catalog to the patrons, not just to hottest books the library can afford. Plus their app works great. That's saying something for a platform that does both GN and AB. 4mo
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toofondofbooks
Attachments: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell
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LiterRohde
The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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“It was funny, but people never seemed to notice at first glance how big Henry was. Maybe it was because of his clothes, which were like one of those lame but curiously impenetrable disguises from a comic book (why does no one ever see that “bookish” Clark Kent, without his glasses is Superman?).”

#QuotsyFeb19 | 6: #Lame

📷: Made with Typorama

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TheSpineView
Looking for Alaska | John Green
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Christinak
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Then an unseen man said, “You ought to be ashamed taking a couple of days getting to the boss‘s place and arriving there #lame at that! And why did you go to Drew‘s, you half-witted barnyard goose?” A door closed and all was silent #QuotsyFeb19 #NancyDrew

DakotaWilde Nancy Drew was my jam growing up!! 4y
Gina I just laid my hands on the entire antique hard cover set INCLUDING the cook book!😍😍😍 4y
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GatheringBooks
Looking for Alaska | Green, John
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#QuotsyFeb19 Day 6: Being and feeling alive trumps looking a little bit #Lame all the time. I am not a huge John Green fan - this was one of his novels that I did not like, at all. But I do acknowledge that it could be my age. Had I read him when I was younger, perhaps I would worship the ground he walks on. As it is though, my jaded, cynical self is too impatient with broken beautiful girls needing to be rescued by dorky, semi-intellectual guys.

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Andrea313
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I've seen some in the disability community call for alternatives to #lame in everyday use. The Oxford English Dictionary tells us that lame means “disabled or impaired in any way; paralyzed; unable to move" so its modern use as a synonym for "uncool" or "undesirable" is seen by some as #ableist language. #QuotsyFeb19

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Lcsmcat
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I love the punning and word-play in the play! #lame #quotsyfeb19 @TK-421

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madamereadsalot1
Wise Blood: A Novel | Flannery O'Connor
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