We lend AV materials all over the state but not out-of-state. Hence, we
don't put our AV holdings in OCLC. Occasionally, we will get a request
from someone out of state -- particularly for titles unique to Louisiana.
These requests typically come from individuals and not from libraries.
Exceptions are sometimes made and AV materials do go out-of-state. This is
done case by case basis with the call made by the State Librarian or by the
Deputy State Librarian.
Because we don't lend out of state, we don't request AV materials from out
of state. We will, however, try to buy the requested titles.
We have received requests from the Governor's office, legislators, and
other higher-ups in State government to borrow things from out- of-state.
We let State Librarian and Deputy State Librarian explain the policies to
Sally S. Wellman
Asst. Coordinator, Special Services
& Manager, Audiovisual Resource Center
State Library of Louisiana
701 North 4th St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802