patron data

What is patron data?

patron data meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:

Personal information about a user (name, current address and phone number, items checked out, outstanding fines, etc.) kept on file in the circulation system of a library to facilitate lending transactions. For reasons of privacy, most libraries in the United States do not keep permanent records of the materials used or borrowed by a patron, nor do they use confidential information for marketing purposes. Some libraries have developed a privacy policy concerning patron data which they make known to their users.


reference: ABC-CLIO