Re: Media Survey
Wed, 1 Nov 2000 09:00:37 -0800 (PST)

Karen Driessen
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10/31/00 04:25 PM
Please respond to

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.


This survey is being conducted by Instructional Media Services, Mansfield
Library, University of MontanaMissoula. For further information, please
Melisa Nicoud, Mansfield Library, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana.
59812-9936 or Karen Driessen, Mansfield Library, University of Montana,
Missoula, Montana 59812-4968.

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

1. What type of library are you affiliated with:
__x__ Academic ____Special _____Public ______School
(K-12) ______Other

2. Is your media collection: Is your music
_________Open stacks ________Open stacks
_____x____Closed stacks ________Closed stacks
_________Combination of open/closed ________Combination
_________Integrated with print collection
________Integrated with print collection

3. If your collections are open, to which formats does this
apply? (Check all that apply)
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. Are any of the collections bookable? Available for advanced
booking? If yes, are any bookable formats in open stacks? If yes,
please specifiy: __________________________________

5. How is your media collection organized? How is your
music collection organized?
_________LC ________LC
_________Dewey ________Dewey
_________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)
___x_____On-Site use only
____x_____Faculty check out only
_________Students, faculty and staff only
_________Students, faculty, staff and non-university patrons
____x_____Inter-Library Loan
Other? Please explain: Students must use in the library. Staff can
book and checkout for classroom use. Interlibrary restrictions do
apply on some materials.

8. Are you satisfied with your current media/music arrangements?
Please explain.
Yes but it would be better if the collection was classified by Dewey.
We do full cataloguing using LC subject headings but assign only what
amounts to accession numbers. This has been considered as a project
but time has so far not allowed implementation.


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