RE: Shelving nonfeature videos

Gregory Callahan (
Fri, 22 Feb 2002 13:55:14 -0800 (PST)

In fact, some libraries do interfile more than videos.  I have a week-end job, where that's done, and for some subject areas it makes a lot of sense (eg. language learning materials--video, audio or text are all targeted to the same users).

That's not what I do in my own library (my f/t job, however).


>From: Deg Farrelly
>To: Multiple recipients of list
>Subject: RE: Shelving nonfeature videos
>Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 11:55:33 -0800 (PST)
>Weighing in in my usual curmudgeonly way.
>I would be interested in hearing the arguments for interfiling the video
>collection considering that most libraries do not interfile the rest of
>their collections.
>It is common for libraries to separately shelve materials by format:
>Reference, Periodicals, Oversize, Records, CDs, Cassettes, Microformats
>Do libraries that interfile videos also interfile these materials? Why stop
>with the nonfiction videos. Couldn't feature films also be classified and
>interfiled? Or, interfiled with fiction?
>Just a couple thoughts.
>deg farrelly
>Arizona State University West
>Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 09:24:54 -0500 (EST)
>From: Toni Grow
>Subject: Shelving nonfeature videos
>There has been some discussion about intershelving our nonfeature videos
>(which circulate fairly heavily) with the nonfiction books. Talking to
>librarians in our area has yielded mixed reactions, so I am looking for
>broader consensus. The library is a medium sized stand-alone library
>an affluent suburban community.
>Thanks in advance for your input.
>Toni Grow
>Adult Services Librarian
>Baldwin Public Library
>Birmingham, MI 48009

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