Checkout Times for Media Materials

Rosalind Tedford (tedforrl@wfu.edu)
Fri, 5 May 2000 10:15:01 -0700 (PDT)

Excuse any Cross-Posting Duplications!

We are looking closely at our department policies this summer and it was
suggested by our Reserves department that shorter check-out period might
decrease the number of items our faculty feel compelled to place on
reserve. We currently allow 3-day checkout for our materials
(VHS/Laserdiscs/DVDs) but this length was determined by limitations of
our old OPAC. We now have a more flexible system and could set almost
any length we want.

I'm curious to see what other libraries/media centers are using as a
check-out period for their materials and the rationale behind the
policies. Respond to me and I'll summarize for the list if there is
interest.

Thanks in advance!

Roz Tedford

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