Judy Jones wrote:
> I preview expensive videos (over $400) and other titles as my annual budget
> gets way down. In other words, I preview more in the Spring and Summer than
> rest of the year. This is before I decide to purchase. My student
> assistants and I preview all newly arrived titles by fast-forwarding through
> the tape checking for sound and picture. In 20 years I have only returned a
> very small handful - no more than 10. We don't collect "books on tape" so
> our purchase of audiocassettes is low. We have about 2500 titles on audio
> and I purchase maybe 50 titles every 3-4 years. Lately, that has been
> mostly poetry, old radio shows, self-help, speeches, etc. We don't use
> tattle-tape because our collection is "paged" - behind the counter.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: margit j. smith [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 11, 2000 8:07 AM
> To: Multiple recipients of list
> Subject: Previewing question
> Hello, Videolib members
> I am brand-new to this list, and have several questions already.
> How much time do you spend, on average, in previewing videos etc. before
> cataloging them? What seems to be the rate with which you have to return
> material because of faults in production? Who does the previewing? What
> about cassettes?
> Is there a security strip, tattle tape or similar product, for videos,
> and if so, where is it applied?
> I will appreciate any information you care to share. Thanks.
> Margit J. Smith, Asst. Prof.
> Head of Technical Services
> Copley Library
> University of San Diego
> 5998 Alcala Park
> San Diego, CA 92110-2492
-- Margit J. Smith, Asst. Prof. Head of Technical Services Copley Library University of San Diego 5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110-2492 619/260-2365