[Videolib] Television series in public libraries

Gena Zelenka (gzelenka@park-ridge.lib.il.us)
Sat, 28 Aug 2004 11:52:41 -0500

We bought the complete 1st season then packaged them individually. We attach separate records to each. Doesn't take too much time as there are separate records in OCLC already. Had a request from a patron to circ them as a set for longer than our usual 1 week check out period but passed on that suggestion for the reason you stated. I guess the bottom line is, like it or not, TV is culturally significant and relevant to our patrons. And this library's mission I guess is to give 'em what they ask for! I really think public libraries are becoming public entertainment/community centers and less an avenue for continued learning and education. Dewey and Carnegie must be rolling in their graves! GKZ

-----Original Message-----
From: Kiersten Allen [mailto:kallen@louisburglibrary.org]
Sent: Friday, August 27, 2004 8:05 AM
To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu
Subject: RE: [Videolib] Television series in public libraries

When purchasing the seasons, Friends, for example--do you buy the complete
set and then circ them as a set, buy them individually, or buy the complete
set and then package them individually? I would think it would be very
difficult to get them back if you circ them as a set. I would think it would
be very time and energy intensive to separate and index them.

Have a great day!

Kiersten Allen, Director
Louisburg Library District 1

PO Box 398
Louisburg, KS 66053
913-837-2217 913-837-2218, fax
www.louisburglibrary.org

-----Original Message-----
From: videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu
[mailto:videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu]On Behalf Of Gena Zelenka
Sent: Thursday, August 26, 2004 4:48 PM
To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu
Subject: RE: [Videolib] Television series in public libraries

I've just recently added (kicking and screaming along the way) patron
requested current(West Wing, Friends-1st season, 24)and past(Dick Van Dyke
Show)broadcast TV programs to our collection as well as basic
cable(Nip/Tuck)and have since learned they circ very well and are often not
on the shelves. In the past I've only purchased BBC and premium cable shows.
However, we have serious space issues here and simply can't become a
repository for TV programs and will probably stick to ordering those
programs most requested. Gena Z.

-----Original Message-----
From: Candace Rossin [mailto:crossin@ahml.info]
Sent: Thursday, August 26, 2004 1:41 PM
To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu
Subject: [Videolib] Television series in public libraries

For those public libraries that collect television series:
How are you handling the surge of TV series being released on DVD?

In the past we purchased many TV series for our collection. This wasn't a
problem when there weren't so many available. Now, it seems that every show
ever made is coming out on DVD. We get far too many patron requests to
fill, so I've started only buying premium cable, a few basic cable, and some
PBS and BBC shows.

I'd be interested in hearing how other libraries handle the TV show issue.

Thanks.

Candy Rossin
Collection Specialist
Arlington Heights Memorial Library
500 N. Dunton Ave.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
phone: 847-870-4310
fax: 847-392-0136
e-mail: crossin@ahml.info

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