Re: videos on ILL

Frank Landrum (
Tue, 21 Mar 2000 15:00:08 -0800 (PST)

Hi Karen,
We charge for anything that leaves the county a fee that generally covers
our circulation costs. If it is overdue, we charge a late fee that is
pretty steep and it seems to help. For those that drift back when they
feel like sending them, we are considering two guys, Guido and Bruno to
serve as our collectors. What do you think?
Frank Landrum
Lane ESD

At 01:27 PM 3/21/00 -0800, you wrote:
>One more side of this issue. As an academic media service, our video
>collection evolved from our circulating 16 mm collection. We have been
>members of the Consortium of College and University Media Centers (CCUMC)
>(and its predecessor the Consortium of University Film Centers (CUFC) for
>many, many years. Thus we loaned our 16mm collection all over the US on a
>rental basis and as the video format began to replace films, we continued
>to lend videos on the same basis. We still follow this practice with 16mm
>and video even though the volume of transactions is down significantly
>(just 224 rentals last year). All of our other media materials go out
>through interlibrary loan (sound recordings including talking books and
>CDs, slides, scores, kits, etc.
>The reason we have not moved the videos into ILL is because we schedule and
>book our videos for faculty and student use. We actually had 3215 campus
>circulations last year. Our experience has been that ILL transactions are
>often lax about getting materials back on time. Conversely, the video
>rentals come back very promptly because they know they will be charged for
>overdues. Thus we can book videos for future campus use with confidence
>they will be here as scheduled. If any of you have figured out a way to
>get ILL's back on time, we would love to hear about it. That's really the
>only thing holding us back from moving videos into ILL. Our faculty depend
>on us to have the materials here when we say they will be here.
>At 10:31 AM 03/21/2000 -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
>>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
>Karen C. Driessen, Director Phone: 406-243-2856
>Instructional Media Services (MMLAO1) FAX: 406-243-4067
>32 Campus Drive #4968 E-mail:
>The University of Montana
>Missoula MT 59812-4968