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MeLCat Reaches One Million+ Requests in 2011

For the second year in a row, MeLCat requests have exceeded one million!  On December 6, MeLCat statistics showed 1,016,147 requests and 913,303 fills (for a fill rate of almost 90%). Congratulations to the hard-working staff at all MeLCat libraries!

“It’s clear that Michigan residents find great value in the MeLCat service as the use of the service continues to grow every year,” said Debbi Schaubman, MCLS Shared Systems Manager. “The traditional boundaries of geography and library type fall by the wayside as requests are made and filled.”

With three weeks to go in 2011, perhaps this year MeLCat will surpass one million “fills” as well.  Keep those requests coming!

The MeL project is made possible by grant funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the State of Michigan through the Library of Michigan.