RE: Open Stacks vs. Closed Stacks

mccaffeb (
Wed, 1 Nov 2000 16:04:54 -0800 (PST)

We moved our videocassettes from closed stacks in our media center to open
stacks in the library this past summer. We were running out of space, and
reorganization of our 'media center' changed its character (from 'media
services' to 'media production services'). We have a 3-M security system, so
our DVDs, CDs, and CD-ROMs are still in closed stacks because we're unwilling
to fork over the bucks that 3-M wants for security devices for those formats,
and they're too "removable" otherwise. We also keep a small number of

>===== Original Message From =====
>I've been reading the various responses to the University of Montana media
>survey. I'd be curious to know of *any* academic library has their media
>resources collection either in open stacks, either integrated into the
>print collection or separate from it. It seems to me that we've had this
>discussion before on the listserv and I remember only one academic library
>with this arrangement. -- Kris
>Kristine R. Brancolini, Director, Digital Library Program
>Main Library E170, 1320 E. Tenth Street
>Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405
>Phone: 812.855.3710 | Fax: 812.856.2062 | Web: