RE: Info on combining services

Vitali, Elaine (
Fri, 20 Oct 2000 06:45:35 -0700 (PDT)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joan Goodwin []
> Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2000 6:31 PM
> To: Multiple recipients of list
> Subject: Info on combining services
> 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? [Vitali, Elaine] Yes
> Does your department have a media faculty reserve/limited loan? [Vitali,
> Elaine] Yes
> If so, is your Media department combined with a reserve/limited loan book
> area? [Vitali, Elaine] No, we are separate
> Electronic Reserves? [Vitali, Elaine] Not yet but we are looking into
> it.
> Does your department share physical space or a service point with any
> other
> department? [Vitali, Elaine] No, we are Media Services and handle both
> Hardware and Software and run CCTV throughout the college. We also have
> our own maintenance department to repair loan hardware and permanently
> installed classroom equipment.
> If your material circulates, is it checked out from the department, or at
> a
> central circulation point? [Vitali, Elaine] from the department
> Do you offer any multimedia services through your department, e.g.
> [Vitali, Elaine] yes, sound mixing - video is done in another department
> 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)
[Vitali, Elaine] Good luck, feel free to contact me if you require
any additional info.
Elaine J. Vitali
Media Services Librarian
Fanshawe College Library
London, Ontario