housing video collections and loss issues

Lucinda Dubinski (ludubinski@vassar.edu)
Fri, 19 Apr 2002 11:44:31 -0700 (PDT)

>Dear Video Librarians,

I would appreciate it you could take a couple minutes to answer the
following questions about your film collections to help me prepare for a
presentation to our library committee about the best way to handle
circulation and storage of DVDs and VHS tapes.

Is your institution one of ________Higher Education ______--Public
School________Public Library _______other

Are your films stored on open shelving ?________-yes _____no

Do films circulate to your patrons? ___________yes __________no.
Are you films projected to viewing stations_____-yes, ________no by staff
members or student assistants?
If neither please describe patron access to this collection
then.._______________________________________

Do you experience damage to the collection by equipment( ie torn tapes in
VCRs)?_______-yes ________no
If so, do you hold the patron financially responsible for replacement?
_______yes , __________no

Do you have problems with cases being returned
empty?___________yes_______________no
If so, do you hold the last patron responsible for replacement
costs?__________yes, ___________no

What security measures do you take for DVDs? please describe

What security measures do you take for VHS tapes? please describe.

Please respond directly to me "ludubinski@vassar.edu". I will summarize
for the list if people are interested.

Thank you for your time and your responses, Cindy Dubinski

Lucinda L. Dubinski
Coordinator, Interlibrary Loan and Reserve Services
Vassar College Libraries
124 Raymond Ave, Box 20
Poughkeepsie, New York 12604-0020

845-437-5795
845-437-7128 (fax)
ludubinski@vassar.edu