[Videolib] Interfiling

Chuck Collins (ccollins@heightslibrary.org)
Wed, 3 Nov 2004 17:12:23 -0500

I know this has brought up many times in the past, so please forgive the

My director has come to believe that inter-filing our Non-Fiction
videotapes with our Non-Fiction books would be a really great idea.
(This would not include our Non-Fiction DVDs, for some reason.) We are
a medium sized public library who tried this once before about 8 or 9
years ago (under the same director) and found it be disastrous for our
video circulation. That experiment seems to have been conveniently
forgotten. Even with the decline of VHS, our non-fiction tapes
circulate 15-30 times a year (on a one week loan), so I don't see how
this will help make these items more popular.

Has anyone had any experience with this, or know of any articles or
studies that have been done? I'll take anything, pro or con.


Chuck Collins
Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library
2345 Lee Road
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
(216) 932-3600

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