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Subject: book descriptions question
Date Posted: 3/10/2008 7:52 AM ET
Member Since: 8/27/2007
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When you search for a book, then click on the title, usually part of the description says "members wishing" (  )  or "copies available"  (  ) Even if the number is zero, the line is still there.

Why do some books' descriptions not have this information?  The books I looked at this morning do have the "order this book" link, so there must be at least one copy available in the system.

Date Posted: 3/10/2008 8:31 AM ET
Member Since: 8/9/2007
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I think if it says members wishing 0, it means there are no copies of it in the system, but it's not on any wishlists.  The only time I ever see # of copies available is when I'm looking at my reminder list.

Date Posted: 3/10/2008 10:53 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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It doesn't show you how many are in the system unless you put it on your reminder list. If it says Order This Book than there's at least 1 available.  If there's none available it'll just say Post This Book and give you the add to WL option.  It'll say how many are on WL already or just 0 if non one is WL for it at this time.

ETA: I think when the new WL comes out they will start putting the # of copies available so you won't have to add books to your RL to see.  Since they are combining the WL and RL.


Last Edited on: 3/10/08 10:54 AM ET - Total times edited: 1