Re: Audiovisual Reserves

Terry Connolly (naprapath@yahoo.com)
Fri, 22 Feb 2002 13:18:06 -0800 (PST)

I work at The New York Public Library (84 branches).
The most I've ever seen was 325 holds for "The
Matrix", but there were only four copies at the time.
When many more copies were added, the holds went down.
(Missing and lost copies are another story)

Terry Connolly

--- Blaine Waterman <blainew@sfpl.lib.ca.us> wrote:
> 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

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