re: renting films

Deg Farrelly (
Thu, 4 Jan 2001 12:03:05 -0800 (PST)

ASU West Library will arrange for use of any title that the faculty member
requests, if we can locate it. This includes loans from the other AZ
universities (NAU and UofA), rentals from the few remaining university
film/video rental agencies (Penn State, Indiana U, U of Missouri, etc.), and
on rare occassion, from the distributor. We also arrange for the equipment
to be delivered to the classroom for showing the item, even tho we do not
provide that delivery service.

We will also arrange for rental of films/videos for student work.

The Library absorbs all costs (rental and shipping) for these arrangements.
Just as we do for Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery costs. To us,
media is just another information format.

Once of the reasons we do all of this is to provide "one-stop-shopping" for
our customers. We have the connections, know the collections and sources,
and can provide the service much more efficiently (generally) than unit
secretaries or student assistants.

If university money is going to be distributed, we prefer that it be
distributed to the Library.

Of course we arrange for previews and purchases as well.

At my last institution, York College of PA, the individual departments
requested separate film rental budgets, but the Library administered the
budgets, made all arrangements, and paid for the rentals out of the
department lines. At the end of the year remaining funds were negotiated
with the units, and often resulted in purchases of new titles for the

deg farrelly, Media Librarian
Arizona State University West
Phoenix, Arizona 85069

> ----------
> 1) renting films
> by "Tami-Jo M. Eckley" <>
> 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 YEAR!
> --
> Tami-Jo Eckley