RE: security for videocassettes

LeeAnne Krause (
Thu, 26 Oct 2000 12:12:58 -0700 (PDT)

Our circulation levels have been increasing even though we have closed stacks. The key is to have other systems in place, like a search engine or catalogs or whatever, so that they don't NEED to browse. As for the space limitations, I'd suggest compact shelving.

LeeAnne K.

>>> 10/26/00 01:08PM >>>
>I notice that many are saying closed stacks. This does cut down on most
>theft. However, space is sometimes at a premium. How does everyone deal
>with growing collections and finite space? I have been weeding, but even
>with the most liberal of conditions for weeding, little is taken out of the
>***It also cuts down on circulations. People do not like the extra step
>of asking for something at the desk. We have just put out our CD-ROM
>collection on open shelves (in magnetic locked cases which are opened at
>the checkout desk).
Circulation has increased over 100% each month!


Judith Falzon
Head of Audio Visual Services
St. Joseph County Public Library Voice: (219) 282-4608
304 S. Main St.
South Bend, IN 46601-2230