The exception is, we recently received a large gift donation. Per the
donor's wish, a large portion of his collection has become accessible to
faculty, staff, students and the general public in an open browsing
situation. BUT, in compliance with our mission, we will not alter our
collection development policy, nor are we obligated to set funds aside in
order to replenish this gift collection.
Indiana University Bloomington
From: LeeAnne Krause [mailto:LLKRAUSE@gwm.sc.edu]
Sent: Friday, October 05, 2001 10:21 AM
To: Multiple recipients of list
Subject: Re: Request for Information
We have had a closed stacks policy for years, with very good results. It
does mean that the staff has to personally retrieve materials for patrons,
but then we don't have to worry about theft, mis-shelving or damage, either.
It also has the added bonus of improving customer service, because patrons
will then receive more personal attention from the staff. And no, we don't
have a large staff, there's only 2 of us, and it still works well.
LeeAnne L. Krause
Manager of Educational Films
USC Film Library
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This is an urgent request for information/opinions on open stack v. closed
stack storage of videos in an academic library. If you have pros and cons
that you can share with me, I would really appreciate it.
Sunderland Language Center
Middlebury, VT 05753