Re: housing video collections and loss issues

Miranda Haddock (
Fri, 19 Apr 2002 11:54:33 -0700 (PDT)

>>> 04/19/02 02:44PM >>>

>Dear Video Librarians,

I would appreciate it you could take a couple minutes to answer
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 ____x____Higher Education ______--Public

School________Public Library _______other

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

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

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

Do you have problems with cases being returned
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.
checking each one before it goes out and when it comes back in.

Please respond directly to me "". I will
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

845-437-7128 (fax)