With regard to J Rossette's comments: It is legal to lend videorecordings
to other libraries, just as we lend books. If a distributor sends me a
license agreement for a videorecording that prohibits lending to another
institution, I'm likely to decline to purchase the tape. You can put
whatever you want in a license agreement, but very few tapes are so
essential to the collection that I will buy them with restrictions on use.
I do not include broadcasting in this statement. Everyone realizes that
broadcasting or cable distribution requires permission. We lend
relatively few videorecordings on interlibrary loan each year --
approximatley 300 -- so this isn't exactly big business. Our interlibrary
loan department charges a small fee for *some* loans, including some video
loans. This is not a rental fee. We charge the same fee for books and no
one has accused us of "renting" books. This is essentially a non-issue.
It reminds me of the early arguments made against video collections in
libraries -- no one will buy videotapes and we'll put the video stores out
of business. As we all know, neither of those predictions happened.
Interlibrary loan is no serious threat either.
Indiana University library will lend videorecordings to any faculty member
at any college or university in the United States (and probably Canada).
Please contact me if you have questions about our policy. -- Kris
On Thu, 4 Jan 2001, LeeAnne Krause wrote:
> We require departments to procure their own rentals.
> L. Krause
> >>> firstname.lastname@example.org 01/03/01 03:44PM >>> I was wondering if there are
> libraries paying for the renting of videos for campus departments, for
> example from the filmakers library? Or is the general practice that the
> department would pay for the rental? Thanks for input and HAPPY NEW
> Tami-Jo Eckley
> Electronic Services & Media Librarian
> Manhattanville College Library
> Purchase, New York 10577
> Tel:(914) 323-5274
> Fax:(914) 694-8139
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: www.dlib.indiana.edu