On Tue, 21 Mar 2000, Charles Timberlake wrote:
> We are a county library system and a member of a 5-county consortium. We
> share most materials among the various library jurisdictions, but not
> videos. The policy has been in place longer than I've been here. I think
> it exists, because we would be a net lender to the other libraries and
> because videos would not be available as readily to our own patrons.
> Also, when patrons have returned videos to libraries outside our county,
> sometimes the videos have "disappeared" in transit back to us.
> Curiously, two of the jurisdictions also will not lend books-on-tape to
> other libraries, though they do borrow them from other consortium members
> for their own patrons. I'm trying to change that policy now. Next, I
> think we do need to review the video loan policy. Other video collections
> have grown considerably during the past few years, and we do have more
> frequent deliveries of materials throughout the consortium.
> Charles Timberlake,
> Kern County Library
> Bakersfield, CA
Kristine R. Brancolini, Media and Film Studies
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