LaRoi Lawton, Director/Asst. Prof.
Gerald S. Lieblich Learning Resource Center
Library & Learning Resources Dept.
Bronx, New York 10453
----- Original Message -----
From: "Deg Farrelly" <DEG.FARRELLY@asu.edu>
To: "Multiple recipients of list" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, October 08, 2001 10:35 PM
Subject: RE: Request for Information (Open Vs. Closed Stacks)
> This same question was raised and discussed at some length almost exactly
> year ago. I am disappointed to see that once again all of the responses
> the question have been in regard to (and advocating) closed stacks.
> At ASU West Library we shelve our videos on open stacks, albeit in special
> high density compact shelving.
> Furthermore, students, faculty, and local community all have borrowing
> privileges allowing videos to be removed from the premises. (Community
> borrowers are limited to 3 days, University folks one week)
> We maintain separate closed stacks for those items that faculty wish to
> place on Reserve, or that we consider irreplaceable.
> Do we lose materials? Yes, some. Do the videos get out of order? Yes,
> But we replace items when necessary, and shelfread regularly. And the
> access is HIGHLY appreciated by our borrowers.
> We also offer self-checkout, and allow faculty to order journal articles
> their own directly from Ingenta (UnCover) paid for from a deposit account.
> We are committed to eliminating barriers requiring staff mediation in
> routine access to materials.
> I do not mean to sound pontifical or arrogant here.... BUT here are some
> questions for those who maintain closed video stacks:
> Do you lose books in your collection? Do the books in your collection get
> out of order? Why not put ALL your materials in closed stacks?
> (That is how the Chicago Public Library operated when I was in High
> And finally.... What could your staff be doing with their time, if they
> weren't retrieving materials?
> I would love to hear responses from other academic libraries/media centers
> that maintain open stacks for videos.
> deg farrelly, Associate Librarian
> Media/Communications Studies/Women's Studies
> Arizona State University West
> P.O. Box 37100
> Phoenix, Arizona 85069-7100
> Phone: 602.543.8522
> Email: email@example.com
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Hornbeck, Patty <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > To: Multiple recipients of list <email@example.com>
> > Sent: Friday, October 05, 2001 10:02 AM
> > Subject: Request for Information
> > > Dear Videolibbers,
> > > 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.=20
> > > Patty
> > > _________________________________
> > > Patricia Hornbeck
> > > Middlebury College
> > > Sunderland Language Center
> > > Middlebury, VT 05753
> > >
> > > (802)443-2268 phone
> > > (802)443-2075 fax
> > > Email: Hornbeck@middlebury.edu