Amendment to the Resource Sharing Standards

The Directors Association met on Friday September 10th and approved an amendment to the Resource Sharing Standards related to indicating damage to an item. Section 9 of the Resource Sharing Standards is now named “Indicating damage to an item”. A new subsection B has been added to indicate that post-it notes, and other physical notes should not be included within or on the item. Instead, staff should follow the policy defined in new subsection C, and enter a message into the item record. This policy is the first entry in new policy in managing damage recognized within the circulation process, the committee will follow up in future meeting (s) to create policy for items that are damaged beyond an acceptable level for circulation. All staff particularly administrators and those staff who work in circulation should be familiar with the current Resource Sharing Standards. The Resource Sharing Standards are posted on the Knowledge Base website at