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Preserving Plainville’s Past

The Plainville Public Library, the Plainville Historical Commission, and the SAILS Library Network have collaborated to create a collection of  photographs of Plainville and its residents for the SAILS Digital History Collection.  The Library and the Historical Society have held scanning parties at the library.  Plainville residents who wanted to share their family history brought photographs  to the library for scanning.   The scanned images were transmitted to the  SAILS Library Network where detailed descriptions were added. The images and descriptions then uploaded into the SAILS Digital History Collection. These images are now available on that website as well as  on the Massachusetts Digital Commonwealth and the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) websites. View the Preserving Plainville's Past online exhibit.  

Blu-ray Holds

The following libraries are now allowing holds on their Blu-Ray titles: Attleboro, Dartmouth, Dighton, East Bridgewater, Fall River, New Bedford (all locations), Norton, Rehoboth, Seekonk Public, Westport. So if you see one of your patrons on hold for a blu-ray that you don't own it doesn't mean they won't get it - although it will probably be a long wait.

Credit Card Payment Limits

Patrons must pay fines totalling at least 50 cents in order to use the credit card option in Enterprise. If a patron tries to pay fines totalling less than 50 cents they will receive this message: "Sorry, our library requires a minimum payment of at least $1 in order to pay fees electronically. Please select additional fees that you want to pay until the payment amount meets this minimum, then try again. If you have no additional fees to select, then you may need to pay these fees at the library." NOTE - we charge a 50 cent processing fee. This means the minimum payment would be a 50 cent fine and 50 cent processing fee.

Commonwealth Catalog routing slip issue

We learned of a ComCat item from one of our libraries delivered to the CLAMS office because the slip had CLAMS as well as the library name.
Please remember to omit the network's name on the delivery slip as this delays delivery.
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​Don't think of the ComCat processing as much different from the VirtCat processing. They all need the standard delivery slips as well as the "book strap"​ generated from the ComCat staff website.
I know we're starting to get more active with these requests - both lending and borrowing. Don't hesitate to ask us for answers if you have questions. Just email support@sailsinc.org and someone will be more than happy to help. It's also good to let us know if something isn't happening as you think it should. There are still some quirks we're working out and trying to find best practices at the network level to manage some of the differences between the VirtCat and Comcat systems.