Following favorable comments from SOPAG and the University Librarians on the timeline for article Request — implementation by January 2000 — the PIR Project Team continues to progress towards that goal.  Library staff testing of article Request and of the policy changes in book Request will begin November 3.

To highlight some of the policy changes: The book limit will be raised to 20 per day; if an item is in circulation locally, it can be borrowed from another UC library; daily load-leveling will be implemented.  Article Request will be implemented in the CDL-hosted journal databases for faculty, graduate students, and staff.  More details on the policies specific to articles can be reviewed on the Shared Collections Web page  [http://www.cdlib.org/libstaff/sharedcoll/projects/pir/].