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Subject: Can I tell how often a book is requested?
Date Posted: 9/9/2009 12:47 PM ET
Member Since: 6/29/2009
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I would love to know how often a book is requested or even the last time it was requested. Is this information available anywhere here? None of the books are wishlisted and some  have like 700 or 1,000 in the system according to the reminder list (Kite Runner and Midwives for example).

I am lucky in that I have the option to swap out books from my mom's personal library. If a book is not heavily requested, I would love to go swap it out at my mom's library for something that is more desired. My "Books to Swap" area of my home is getting clogged! So! send me requests to swap! Bc I will likely be getting rid of some of them soon. (Sorry for the shill!)

Date Posted: 9/9/2009 1:07 PM ET
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I believe they are working on that -- somethiing similar to what they've done for wish list books, to give us an idea how fast things are moving.  But there's no current way to judge that, unless your book happens to be one of the top 50 most requested books.  You can get some idea of how fast it is moving under "community" --> "top 50", then click on "requested books."  (Kite Runner is #2 all-time, and #39 in the last 30 days)

Date Posted: 9/9/2009 1:27 PM ET
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 I saw that in the Top 50 lists, which is helpful.

Do you know if it is posted anywhere that they are working on that? Thanks!

Last Edited on: 9/9/09 1:28 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/9/2009 2:06 PM ET
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They do have it on their todo list. I sent an email asking this question, here is the answer I received back:

"We are considering making this change for the future, when we can devote the programming resources to it. We would want to include information that would help interpret the position (such as the example you gave), so that members know how to use the data."

The example that I gave was the information currently on the Wish List.