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.
>>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: firstname.lastname@example.org
>The University of Montana
>Missoula MT 59812-4968