[Videolib] Movie ratings & libraries

Blackburn, Alison (Alison.Blackburn@library.ottawa.on.ca)
Mon, 7 Jul 2003 17:00:42 -0400


I'm looking for feedback on how public libraries (particularly Canadian
public libraries) deal with VHS/DVD ratings. Do you use MPAA? Canadian Home
Video Rating System? Provincial classification categories?

We are planning to introduce self-checkout facilities in some of our
branches and wonder what problems and/or solutions other libraries may have
come across regarding borrowers, age-appropriate AV material and

Thanks very much.

Alison Blackburn
AV Librarian
Collection Development
Ottawa Public Library
120 Metcalfe Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5M2
(613) 236-0302, ext. 515
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