Re: videos on ILL

Mary Laskowski (
Tue, 21 Mar 2000 10:54:55 -0800 (PST)

This is something I am struggling with as well. We have a collection of
over 10,000 titles which historically have not circulated through ILL. The
historical reasoning was that ours is an instructional collection, meaning
the tapes/discs are purchased to support classroom use, and therefore a
large portion of the collection needs to be on hand each semester and
readily available to our faculty. There have also been issues regarding
proper handling of tapes through ILL and the cost of damages or loss. I'll
be interested to see what other responses are posted...
Mary Laskowski
Coordinator of Media Services and Cataloging
Undergraduate Library
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

At 10:30 AM 3/21/2000 -0800, you wrote:
>With our new library building we will be incorporating and taking
>responsibility for the video collection of the entire college. Up until now,
>we have had a very small video collection (400 titles) in the library and
>have had a policy of not circulating these titles through InterLibrary Loan.
>As we rethink all of our policies in light of our new Media Center, we are
>trying to look again at the decision not to circulate videos through ILL. We
>would be very interested to hear whether or not others lend their videos
>through Interlibrary Loan and why or why not.
>Thanks for any help you can offer.
>Ridie Ghezzi
>Baker Library
>Dartmouth College
>Hanover, NH 03755