Re: [Videolib] Open stacks and circulation of video collections

Gail Fedak (
Wed, 18 Feb 2004 12:55:54 -0600

We house our AV collection in closed stacks with only audio materials
circulating to all patrons. While faculty may check out video and computer
materials, students must use them in-house. I, too, am entertaining the idea
of circulating our video collection to students on a limited basis and would
be interested in hearing the experiences of other academic libraries who
currently circulate AV materials.
Gail B. Fedak
Manager, Instructional Media Resources
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
phone 615-898-2740
fax 615-898-2530

----- Original Message -----
From: "Margaret Porter" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, February 18, 2004 9:32 AM
Subject: [Videolib] Open stacks and circulation of video collections

> Dear colleagues,
> At the University of Notre dame the collection of visual material,
> primarily VHS and DVD, has been non-circulating and closed stacks. We are
> considering making the collection circulating and possibly open stacks.
> the moment we have slightly more than 7,500 items in the collection. I'd
> like to hear from other academic libraries regarding problems, advantages,
> policies and procedures both in terms of circulation and open
> stacks. Please respond off-list unless this is a topic of interest to
> people.
> Thank you so much in advance.
> Best,
> Margaret
> ***************************************************************
> G. Margaret Porter
> Librarian, Reference Department
> University of Notre Dame
> Notre Dame IN 46556
> Phone:574-631-7620
> Fax: 574-631-8887
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