Hello Diane (et. al.),
At a conference last fall, I'd spoken to a vendor who was in the process
of suing a library because they had ILL'ed a video to another within
their consortium (details are hazy, so I won't even try to provide
them). He was adamant that this most certainly was a rights
infringement because he had sold this copy to this particular
organization for their use and their use alone. So that may certainly
be a concern to take into account. I have no idea how this ended, but
I'd be interested to hear if any other VideoLib folks may have heard
about situations like this.
Meghann R. Matwichuk
Instructional Media Department
University of Delaware
181 S. College Ave.
Newark, DE 19717
Diane Sybeldon wrote:
> Perhaps you've been discussing this of late and I missed it,
> but here goes...
> Has anyone changed their NO ILL LENDING policy for videos
> and film to a lending policy?
> And if so, why?
> We just went live with INN-Reach - an Innovative based consortial
> borrowing system for a potential of 800 libraries including
> public, academic, medical, and other special libraries.
> Only one of the 35 libraries who are up and running so far
> has offered to lend.
> Increasing circulation figures for expensive educational
> films with low circulation would seem like a plus.
> Making expensive items available to libraries that can't
> purchase them seems like another.
> Borrowing Blockbuster features seems like a negative.
> Lending older format items to libraries who still have playing
> equipment for laser disks, 16mm film, seems like another.
> Any comments?
> Diane Sybeldon
> Information Services Librarian:
> Subject Specialist in Art and Art History,
> Music, Theatre, Dance, Film Studies
> and Media Collection
> 1210 Adamany Undergraduate Library
> Wayne State University
> Detroit, Michigan 48202
> Phone: 313-577-4480
> Fax: 313-577-5265
> E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>
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Perhaps you've been discussing this of late and I missed it,but here goes...Has anyone changed their NO ILL LENDING policy for videosand film to a lending policy?And if so, why?We just went live with INN-Reach - an Innovative based consortialborrowing system for a potential of 800 libraries includingpublic, academic, medical, and other special libraries.Only one of the 35 libraries who are up and running so farhas offered to lend.Increasing circulation figures for expensive educationalfilms with low circulation would seem like a plus.Making expensive items available to libraries that can'tpurchase them seems like another.Borrowing Blockbuster features seems like a negative.Lending older format items to libraries who still have playingequipment for laser disks, 16mm film, seems like another.Any comments?Diane Sybeldon
Information Services Librarian:
Subject Specialist in Art and Art History,
Music, Theatre, Dance, Film Studies
and Media Collection1210 Adamany Undergraduate Library
Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan 48202