At 10:44 AM 4/1/2004 -0500, you wrote:
>Our public library system (33 branches - urban and rural) has recently
>initiated a pilot project to "float" certain collections, including adult
>videos and DVDs. This is a move away from the traveling collections we used
>to have, which involved rotating blocks of videos at three-month intervals
>to some of the smaller branches in our system.
>The pilot is about three months underway and the results, so far, have
>indicated that the collection at our main branch is down about 1500 videos -
>feature films and non-fiction titles. The main branch seems to be a key pick
>up point, but not as popular as a drop off point.
>In order to further assess how this may impact materials delivery we are now
>moving to "float" more of the AV collection - adult music on CD and perhaps
>adult books on tape and CD.
>I would love to hear from any other libraries with floating/shared AV
>collections, and would be particularly interested in hearing
>feedback/comments about the following:
> What are your thoughts about floating non-fiction VHS/DVD titles?
> How have you managed to balance your collections?
> How do you address collection gaps and/or specific requests from
> Has there been a significant impact on materials delivery?
>Thanks very much.
>AV Librarian - Collection Development
>Ottawa Public Library
>120 Metcalfe Street
>Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5M2
>(613) 236-0302, ext 515
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James C. Scholtz, Director
Yankton Community Library
515 Walnut St.
Yankton, SD 57078
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