I always wonder why library systems don't determine all of their policies
and procedures *before* starting video collections, not afterward... Oh
well. -- Kris
On Fri, 1 Sep 2000 JGOODMAN@BPL.ORG wrote:
> Hi everyone, I work at a branch of the Boston Public Library. Six months
> ago our 25 branches began buying their own videos. Previously everything
> was purchased and housed in the main library and the branches could just
> get deposits. We are all very excited by our new video collections but
> a lot of issues are coming up, like cataloging, circ limits, fines, etc.
> In the future you'll probably hear from me about these subjects. Today
> my focus is on video covers. Currently we buy the covers that open up
> (clam shells?) and we cut up the boxes to fit in the covers. This takes
> alot of processing time. So now we are considering alternatives. What
> do people think of the plastic cases that you shake the video out of?
> we need a system that is inexpensive, easy to process, and good for the
> video. I look foward to hearing your ideas.
> Joanne Goodman
Kristine R. Brancolini, Media/Film Studies/Digital Library Program
Main Library E170, 1320 E. Tenth Street
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone: 812.855.3710 | Fax: 812.856.2062 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org