Re: Request for Information (Open Vs. Closed Stacks)

Barb Bergman (barbara.bergman@mnsu.edu)
Tue, 9 Oct 2001 13:20:09 -0700 (PDT)

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Here's yet another issue in the open v. closed stacks problem, and I admit
found it a bit bizarre:
I'm told that when the Library here proposed open stacks for the videos,
the _faculty_ had a fit and threatened to check out "their" videos and keep
them so they'd be available when needed.
So, everything remained in closed stacks.

The only change proposed was open stacks. Students were still going to have
the same 24-hour checkout period that they already had.

Barb Bergman Minnesota State University-Mankato
Media Services Librarian Memorial Library
(507) 389-5945 P.O. Box 8419
Mankato MN 56002-8419

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Here's yet another issue in the open v. closed stacks problem, and I admit found it a bit bizarre:
I'm told that when the Library here proposed open stacks for the videos, the _faculty_ had a fit and threatened to check out "their" videos and keep them so they'd be available when needed.
So, everything remained in closed stacks.

The only change proposed was open stacks. Students were still going to have the same 24-hour checkout period that they already had.


Barb Bergman                    Minnesota State University-Mankato
Media Services Librarian                Memorial Library
(507) 389-5945                  P.O. Box 8419
                                Mankato MN 56002-8419

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