Anyone with a valid library card can check out our films. We do not
restrict on an age basis, this is a parental responsibility, not a public
library's. It works for us. On occasion I get complaints, I simply tell
patrons that they may chose NOT to check out films they find questionable.
God only knows there's a lot of films I'd never check out, regardless of
-- Holly Sammons, Librarian Onondaga County Public Library 447 So Salina St Syracuse NY 13202 315-435-1894
>Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2003 17:00:42 -0400 >From: "Blackburn, Alison" <Alison.Blackburn@library.ottawa.on.ca> >To: "'email@example.com'" <firstname.lastname@example.org> >Subject: [Videolib] Movie ratings & libraries >Message-ID: <EDD97C05839FD41185D700508BB0B54B098979CC@DC1EXC001> >Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" >MIME-Version: 1.0 >Precedence: bulk >Message: 3 > >Hi, > >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 self-checkout.
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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