Posts in Category: Asset Recovery

Easy To Use Curbside Hold Pickup Software: Curbside Communicator

Like many of us, libraries are looking for ways to serve patrons and accomplish their organizational mission during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. As a first step, many libraries are turning to Curbside Hold Pickup as a way to get materials to patrons while adhering to safe social distancing policies. Curbside Hold Pickup, done … Continue reading “Easy To Use Curbside Hold Pickup Software: Curbside Communicator”

When the Budget is Tight, Unique can Help

Let’s face it; there is no city, county, or organization that is immune to the challenges and budget issues caused by the current worldwide economic downturn. This is especially true for libraries. So, how do libraries justify allocating budget dollars for Unique Management Services’ (UMS) material recovery service when budgets are tight?  Stated simply, because … Continue reading “When the Budget is Tight, Unique can Help”

Material Recovery Post COVID Best Practices

New Normal for Material Recovery Post COVID? “New Normal” is our phrase of the day when thinking about material recovery post COVID. We’re sorting it out as we go, almost one day at a time. Nothing will be exactly as it was. Nor is it expected to be. Right? And how libraries “reshape” their service … Continue reading “Material Recovery Post COVID Best Practices”

Making The Transition to A Fines Free Environment?

Many libraries are currently considering the adoption of fines-free policies as a way to increase the rate of return of overdue materials. Indeed, adjusting fine structure or creating a fines-free policy, may be an effective strategy for getting books back on shelves. More materials returned. Patrons restored to good standing with full access to all … Continue reading “Making The Transition to A Fines Free Environment?”

10 Reasons for Unique Library Material Recovery

Why should your library use Unique Management Services’ material recovery service instead of a traditional collection agency? Here are 10 reasons why Unique’s material recovery service is better than traditional collection agencies. Unique’s entire service is crafted to meet the special needs of libraries. Traditional agencies treat libraries (and patrons) like all other non-library clients. … Continue reading “10 Reasons for Unique Library Material Recovery”