survey for public libraries

Ellen (
Wed, 21 Feb 2001 07:55:00 -0800 (PST)

Sorry, I know how annoying these things are - but would you mind filling it

Does your library purchase popular videos?

Does your library use security cases?

Do you have a problem with video theft?

What percentage appear to be missing at any time?

What type of videos disappear most often (popular, childrens, classics,

Does your library have a problem with staff theft, and how do you deal with

How do you select which videos to buy?

Do you buy only nominated or award-winning popular titles?

Do you buy 'R' rated videos?

Do you consider box office returns in selecting a title - whether it was a
hit despite reviews?

Do you honor patron or staff requests for videos, regardless of reviews?

Do you use different selection criteria when buying non-fiction videos or

Do you use a collection agency to try and get materials returned(or paid

Ellen Druda
Media Librarian
Half Hollow Hills Community Library
Dix Hills, NY