Re: Media Survey

Dan Donnelly (
Wed, 1 Nov 2000 07:28:06 -0800 (PST)

At 03:26 PM 10/31/2000 -0800, you wrote:


<excerpt>Please excuse any duplicate messages. This survey was recently
handed out to registrants of the CCUMC conference in Denton, Texas as
well as the OLAC conference in Seattle. If you know your library has
already responded, please do not respond again.

However, if you haven't done so, could you or someone else in your
library take a few minutes to reply by email to the following questions?
Our media collections have recently been moved into the library. The
questions being raised are Why treat these collections any differently
from books? Shouldn't they be in open stacks and have the same library
policies applied to them as for everything else? This survey is an
attempt to find out what is being done in other academic libraries who
house media and music collections. I will be happy to send a compilation
of all the results to the list once they have been tallied

Thanks very much for your time.


</bold><bigger><bigger>This survey is being conducted by Instructional
Media Services, Mansfield Library, University of MontanaMissoula. For
further information, please contact:

Melisa Nicoud, Mansfield Library, University of Montana, Missoula,
Montana. 59812-9936 or Karen Driessen, Mansfield Library, University of
Montana, Missoula, Montana 59812-4968.

<bold><italic>We would appreciate your valuable input by taking a few
moments to complete the following survey. Please drop into the box
marked</italic> Media Survey at the CCUMC Registration table</bold>.
Thank you.

</bigger></bigger><fontfamily><param>Times</param>1. What type of
library are you affiliated with:

__x__ Academic ____Special _____Public ______School
(K-12) ______Other

<bigger><bigger>2</bigger></bigger>. Is your <bold>media</bold>
collection: Is your <bold>music </bold>collection:

_________Open stacks ________Open stacks

______x___Closed stacks _____x___Closed stacks

_________Combination of open/closed ________Combination

_________Integrated with print collection ________Integrated with print collection

<bigger><bigger> </bigger></bigger>

3. If your collections are open, to which formats does this apply? (Check all that apply)

<bold>Open Closed Open Closed



Art prints ______ _______ Phonodiscs ________ _______

Audiocassettes ______ _______ Slides ________ _______

CDs ______ _______ Slides/w cassettes ________ _______

Computer files ______ _______ Study prints ________ _______

DVDs ______ _______ Videocassettes ________ _______

Globes ______ _______ Scores ________ _______

Kits ______ _______ Sheet music ________ _______

Maps ______ _______

4</bigger>. Are any of the collections bookable? Available for advanced booking? Yes If yes, are any bookable formats in open stacks? no If yes, please specifiy: __________________________________

5. How is your <bold>media</bold> collection organized? How is your <bold>music</bold> collection organized?

_________LC ____x____LC

_________Dewey ________Dewey

_____x____Accession Number ______x__Accession number

_________Other ________Other

6. If your media and music collections are open, what security measures are being used?

_________Quik cases


_________Browse empty cases

Other security measures, please explain:

7. How do your media and music material circulate: (for Academic and Special Libraries)<bigger><bigger>

________</bigger></bigger>On-Site use only

_________Faculty check out only

____x_____Students, faculty and staff only

_____x____Students, faculty, staff and non-university patrons

_____x____Inter-Library Loan


Other? Please explain:

8. Are you satisfied with your current media/music arrangements? Please explain.

</fontfamily></excerpt><<<<<<<< yes




Karen C. Driessen, Director Phone: 406-243-2856 Instructional Media Services (MMLAO1) FAX: 406-243-4067 32 Campus Drive #4968 E-mail: The University of Montana Missoula MT 59812-4968



Dan Donnelly, Library Manager

Learning Resources Center

University of Minnesota Libraries