interfiling videos with books

Tami-Jo Eckley (
Tue, 30 May 2000 13:25:15 -0700 (PDT)

I have found this topic to be quite interesting! I also believe that it is a decision that is very locally determined: each library's patrons will have their own "general" routines for searching for their material. I would like to know from the libraries that do interfile the nonfiction videos with books, if they have had more thefts of videos. I think interfiling is a great idea, because afterall, we classify by subject because people generally look for materials by subject, however, in my situation at Manhattanville, I do not see this as a possibility. We are open for 24 hours at the end of each semester, with one security guard for a 3 floor library. I think our videos would disappear one by one. Also, how are these same libraries handeling DVD storage (if at all yet.)? thanks to contributers to the discussion!

Tami-Jo Eckley
Electronic Services & Media Librarian
Manhattanville College Library
Purchase, New York 10577