Cracking Down On Overdue Materials
Mark Gillespie of The Plain Dealer writes that libraries across Cuyahoga County are turning to collection firms to recover materials as that is claimed to impact budgets more than outright theft of materials.
To put the location in context, Cuyahoga County is home to the Cuyahoga County Public Library and the Cleveland Public Library which rank among the largest public library systems in the US. The corporate offices of Overdrive are located in the service territory of Cuyahoga County Public Library. A report by the Ohio Department of Development is available as a PDF file [CAUTION: Direct link to PDF] that speaks more to the socio-economic background of the community.