Re: [Videolib] Interfiling in public academic library

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Mon, 04 Apr 2005 08:27:57 -0700

Amen and Hallelujah, brother!

Gary

At 10:57 PM 4/1/2005 -0700, you wrote:
>INDEED!!!! Why * should * media be treated any differently that any other
>medium!
>
>Just look at how well print materials are interfiled in libraries:
>
>1) Completely separate rooms/wings for children's materials
>2) Fiction and non-fiction filed separately
>3) Oversize/folio books in their own shelving area
>4) Reference books shelved in a separate area
>5) Journals/magazines shelved in a separate area
>6) Government documents shelved separately
>
>There are probably many other similar collections so treated. There are
>reasons why each and every one of these materials are shelved in their own
>areas.
>
>Special use, special interest, different classification/organization
>systems, ease of access all affect how items are grouped together.
>
>There is also an economy of space in shelving together items that have the
>same general dimensions as videos, DVD, cassettes, LPs do.
>
>IMHO, the key to finding materials with related content, regardless of media
>and/or format, is the catalog.
>
>
>--
>deg farrelly, Associate Librarian
>Arizona State University at the West Campus
>PO Box 37100
>Phoenix, Arizona 85069-7100
>Phone: 602.543.8522
>Email: deg.farrelly@asu.edu
>
>
>
>
>
> > From: "VENTURA, GERIE" <GVENTURA@highline.edu>
> > Reply-To: "videolib@library.berkeley.edu" <videolib@library.berkeley.edu>
> > Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2005 15:39:45 -0800
> > To: "videolib@library.berkeley.edu" <videolib@library.berkeley.edu>
> > Subject: [Videolib] Interfiling in public academic library
> >
> > Hello,
> >
> > I have saved email from 3 years ago, discussing Open Shelving of Media
> > Items, but I'd love to get some new info/anecdotes from anyone out there
> > who has done it.
> >
> > The topic is up again and now I think they're really going to move on it
> > in the next year or two. Suggestions, anyone?
> >
> > We have a slew of feature film DVD's and the going conversation lately
> > is, "why should media items be treated any differently than any other
> > medium?".
> >
> > They're talking about Interfiling (media in with the books). We
> > presently have the Media collection in closed stacks, with a separate
> > Circulation desk.
> >
> > I look forward to hearing from you, if you have time.
> >
> > Thank you ahead of time,
> >
> > Gerie Ventura
> > gventura@highline.edu
> > Highline Community College
> > Library, Media Services
>
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Gary Handman
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Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
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