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

Bergman, Barbara J (
Wed, 18 Feb 2004 16:13:03 -0600

No offense, but...

...our professors hit the ceiling. They want the
materials to be available when they want them. Many times this is 15
minutes before class...

That's what advance booking is for. If they can't plan more than 15
minutes in advance, they need to be flexible.

...Circulated materials will not last as long as non circulated
materials. Patrons and
students are not as careful with materials as we are...

I'd rather wear out a video from use than spend the money but then have
it sit on the shelf. (Do you really think faculty are any more careful
than other patrons?)
Yes, I'm an adovocate of open access. We also allow ILL of videos -- if
you lend videos to us.

Barb Bergman
Media Services Librarian
Minnesota State University-Mankato
(507) 389-5945

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