Info on combining services

Joan Goodwin (
Thu, 19 Oct 2000 15:34:56 -0700 (PDT)

Video Libbers,

I am looking for information from those of you who serve as media
coordinators in academic libraries. Our library is studying the idea
of a physical reorganization. One of the considerations is the combining
of service points. I would be interested to know what others in the
field are doing, if anything, about the issue of 'blending services'.
I have a few questions, but any and all input would be appreciated.
You can reply to me off the list. I hope these questions make sense.

Are you a closed-stack facility?

Does your department have a media faculty reserve/limited loan?

If so, is your Media department combined with a reserve/limited loan book
Electronic Reserves?

Does your department share physical space or a service point with any other

If your material circulates, is it checked out from the department, or at a
central circulation point?

Do you offer any multimedia services through your department, e.g.
slide-scanning, laser-scanner, digital video editing, audio mixing, etc.?

Thank you in advance for your help. Every reply will be rewarded!
(with my undying gratitude)