MTSU's media library and main library are separate entities with =
independent budgets, personnel, facilities, etc. Ours is a closed stack =
operation. Faculty can reserve materials for students to view in house =
(no checkouts during these periods), may check out materials to take to =
class (usually 2-7 days). Students must use all materials, except audio =
cassettes, in-house. Because we are separate facilities, all media =
circulation and scheduling activities occur centrally at our location, =
not at the main library. We are strictly a dissemination service. =
Production services (audio/video copying, mixing, editing, etc. are =
handled by other departments on campus devoted to those activities. We =
do provide a computer lab in which we have scanners that handle printed =
images. I hope this helps in your reorganization efforts.
Gail B. Fedak
Instructional Media Resources
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
From: Joan Goodwin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Multiple recipients of list <email@example.com>
Date: Thursday, October 19, 2000 5:36 PM
Subject: Info on combining services
>I am looking for information from those of you who serve as media
>coordinators in academic libraries. Our library is studying the idea=20
>of a physical reorganization. One of the considerations is the =
>of service points. I would be interested to know what others in the=20
>field are doing, if anything, about the issue of 'blending services'.
>I have a few questions, but any and all input would be appreciated.=20
>You can reply to me off the list. I hope these questions make sense.
>Are you a closed-stack facility?=20
>Does your department have a media faculty reserve/limited loan?=20
>If so, is your Media department combined with a reserve/limited loan =
>Does your department share physical space or a service point with any =
>If your material circulates, is it checked out from the department, or =
>central circulation point?
>Do you offer any multimedia services through your department, e.g.=20
>slide-scanning, laser-scanner, digital video editing, audio mixing, =
>Thank you in advance for your help. Every reply will be rewarded!
>(with my undying gratitude)
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