Re: video title lists for patrons

LeeAnne Krause (LLKRAUSE@gwm.sc.edu)
Fri, 30 Nov 2001 06:54:37 -0800 (PST)

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I agree with Brigid's point of view. I do maintain one master list of our =
holdings, which I print out about once a quarter. I update my computer =
file when new materials come in, so while it is just one more thing to =
remember to do, it's not that big of a hassle in the larger scheme of =
things. Unlike a lot of other folks who have responded to this question, =
I actually instituted this practice when I took this job, and our patrons =
really appreciate having this courtesy. My basic credo is this: since =
there are so many times when I have to say "no" to patron requests, =
especially as concerns copyright restrictions, I like to say "yes" =
whenever I can, even if it is a bit of a pain to do this list.
LeeAnne

LeeAnne L. Krause
Manager of Educational Films
USC Film Library
803-777-2858
See our new acquisitions at:
www.sc.edu/library/film.html

>>> bduffy@sfsu.edu 11/29/01 04:57PM >>>
We have print copies of our catalog available at our service counter and =
at
the Library's Media Access Center (student viewing facility). Some people
are more comfortable with print, some find it faster; I know at least one
professor with a visual impairment, who cannot read computer screens.

Maintaining a print catalog is time-consuming, expensive and cumbersome.
But it's important to make information as accessible as possible. Please
maintain your print lists as long as you can.

Brigid Duffy
Audio Visual/ITV Center
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132-4200
E-mail: bduffy@sfsu.edu

>Hello vidlibbers:
>
>I'm looking for advice from academic media librarians.
>
>Do you make (paper) video title lists available for patrons?
>
>Ours is an OPEN COLLECTION and so it is probably not
>necessary to provide such a resource, but....
>In the past we have had them available for browsing.
>We've had video, laser disc and dvd lists.
>The video list breaks down by feature and non-feature only,
>otherwise it is a simple alphabetical title list.
>
>I'd like to keep them, but the time required to update
>is a problem.
>
>Any feedback will be appreciated.
>
>Diane
>
>***********************************
>Diane Sybeldon
>Instruction/Media Librarian
>David Adamany Undergraduate Library
>Wayne State University
>Detroit, Michigan 48202
>(313) 577-4480 (voice)
>(313) 577-5265 (fax)
>ac7255@wayne.edu (email)
>************************************
>
>
>

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I agree with Brigid's point of view.  I do = maintain one=20 master list of our holdings, which I print out about once a quarter.  = I=20 update my computer file when new materials come in, so while it is = just one=20 more thing to remember to do, it's not that big of a hassle in the larger = scheme=20 of things.  Unlike a lot of other folks who have responded to this=20 question, I actually instituted this practice when I took this job, = and our=20 patrons really appreciate having this courtesy.  My basic credo is=20 this:  since there are so many times when I have to say "no" = to patron=20 requests, especially as concerns copyright restrictions, I like to say = "yes"=20 whenever I can, even if it is a bit of a pain to do this list.
=
LeeAnne
 
 
 
 
LeeAnne L. Krause
Manager of Educational Films
USC Film=20 Library
803-777-2858
See our new acquisitions at:
www.sc.edu/library/film.html
 


>>> bduffy@sfsu.edu 11/29/01 04:57PM >>>
= We=20 have print copies of our catalog available at our service counter and = at
the=20 Library's Media Access Center (student viewing facility). Some people
ar= e=20 more comfortable with print, some find it faster; I know at least=20 one
professor with a visual impairment, who cannot read computer=20 screens.

Maintaining a print catalog is time-consuming, expensive = and=20 cumbersome.
But it's important to make information as accessible as = possible.=20 Please
maintain your print lists as long as you can.

Brigid=20 Duffy
Audio Visual/ITV Center
San Francisco State University
San= =20 Francisco CA  94132-4200
E-mail: bduffy@sfsu.edu

>Hello= =20 vidlibbers:
>
>I'm looking for advice from academic media=20 librarians.
>
>Do you make (paper) video title lists available = for=20 patrons?
>
>Ours is an OPEN COLLECTION and so it is probably=20= not
>necessary to provide such a resource, but....
>In the = past we=20 have had them available for browsing.
>We've had video, laser disc = and dvd=20 lists.
>The video list breaks down by feature and non-feature=20 only,
>otherwise it is a simple alphabetical title=20 list.
>
>I'd like to keep them, but the time required to=20 update
>is a problem.
>
>Any feedback will be=20 appreciated.
>
>Diane
>
>**************************= *********
>Diane=20 Sybeldon
>Instruction/Media Librarian
>David Adamany Undergradu= ate=20 Library
>Wayne State University
>Detroit, Michigan =20 48202
>(313) 577-4480 (voice)
>(313) 577-5265=20 (fax)
>ac7255@wayne.edu=20 (email)
>************************************
>
>
>=



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