circulating videos and DVD's

Lorie Wies (wiesl@union.edu)
Tue, 8 Oct 2002 12:49:20 -0700 (PDT)

Sorry if this is a duplicate, but we've been having server problems all day.

We are currently in the process of examining our lending practices for our
video and DVD collections. At this time, we lend both without restrictions.
A concern has been raised, though, regarding the high cost of some of the
videos and what it would cost to replace any should they be damaged or lost.

I have seen it mentioned on this list that some distributors will provide
replacements at a lower cost- Bullfrog comes to mind. Does anyone know of
any others who provide this service?

One of the options being bantered around is to make a copy of those videos
or DVD's which exceed a certain cost, to keep as a replacement. I would
very much appreciate hearing any thoughts or about any experiences on this
practice.

Thanks!
Lorie Wies
Loraine M. Wies
Periodicals / Acquisitions Librarian
Schaffer Library
Union College
Schenectady, NY
12308
wiesl@union.edu
tel# 518-388-6689