Audiovisual Reserves

Blaine Waterman (blainew@sfpl.lib.ca.us)
Fri, 22 Feb 2002 12:31:14 -0800 (PST)

On March 1st, the San Francisco Public Library will start allowing holds to
be placed through our online catalog for CDs, videos, DVDs, and audiobooks.
Previously, our AV collections have been strictly browsing.

We are a large system (26 branches) with a lot of feature films in our
collection. I'm concerned about how to do collection development in this
new environment and wonder if other public librarians on the list have
already dealt with this type of situation. Will we have 1000 people queuing
up for every blockbuster? Thanks in advance for any guidance list members
can provide.

Blaine

Blaine Waterman
Audiovisual Center Librarian
San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street SF, CA 94102
415-557-4461; fax 415-557-4424
blainew@sfpl.org