RE: [Videolib] lending video and film

Tatar, Becky (bltata@aurora.lib.il.us)
Fri, 8 Apr 2005 08:42:17 -0500

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We did this quite a few years ago. We found that since we did not lend
video, other libraries wouldn't lend to us. And since it isn't possible
for 1 library to have everything, this was hurting our patrons. We now
regularly lend out our videos and dvds to other libraries on ILL and are
able to get video and dvd from other libraries for our patrons. Our
patrons are very happy with this. The only caveat that we have is that
they have to come to our main library to pick up video/dvd. Some
lending libraries are very tight with their loan periods. We tell
people there is a possibility that we could call them on Wednesday, tell
them there tape is here, they have to come get it, since it is due back
the next day, and there is usually nothing we can do about it. Most of
the patrons are pretty good about it. There are still quite a few
libraries in our area, however, that won't ILL some or all of their AV.

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Becky Tatar

Periodicals/Audiovisuals

Aurora Public Library

1 E. Benton Street

Aurora, IL 60505

Phone: 630-264-4100

FAX: 630-896-3209

bltata@aurora.lib.il.us

www.aurora.lib.il.us

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-----Original Message-----
From: videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu
[mailto:videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Diane
Sybeldon
Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2005 1:36 PM
To: VIDEOLIB
Subject: [Videolib] lending video and film

Perhaps you've been discussing this of late and I missed it,
but here goes...
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Has anyone changed their NO ILL LENDING policy for videos
and film to a lending policy?
And if so, why?
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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.=20
Only one of the 35 libraries who are up and running so far
has offered to lend.=20
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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.
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Any comments?
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Diane Sybeldon
Information Services Librarian:
Subject Specialist in Art and Art History,=20
Music, Theatre, Dance, Film Studies
and Media Collection
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1210 Adamany Undergraduate Library
Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan 48202
Phone: 313-577-4480
Fax: 313-577-5265
E-mail: diane.sybeldon@wayne.edu

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We did=20 this quite a few years ago.  We found that since we did not lend = video,=20 other libraries wouldn't lend to us.  And since it isn't possible = for 1=20 library to have everything, this was hurting our patrons.  We now = regularly=20 lend out our videos and dvds to other libraries on ILL and are able to = get video=20 and dvd from other libraries for our patrons. Our patrons are very=20 happy with this.  The only caveat that we have is that = they have=20 to come to our main library to pick up video/dvd.  Some lending = libraries=20 are very tight with their loan periods.  We tell people there is a=20 possibility that we could call them on Wednesday, tell them there tape = is here,=20 they have to come get it, since it is due back the next day, and there = is=20 usually nothing we can do about it.  Most of the patrons are pretty = good=20 about it.  There are still quite a few libraries in our area, = however,=20 that won't ILL some or all of their AV. 
 
 

Becky Tatar

Periodicals/Audiovisuals

Aurora Public=20 Library

1 E. Benton=20 Street

Aurora, IL  =20 60505

Phone:=20 630-264-4100

FAX:=20 630-896-3209

bltata@aurora.lib.il.us

www.aurora.lib.il.us

 

-----Original=20 Message-----
From: videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu=20 [mailto:videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Diane = Sybeldon
Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2005 1:36 PM
To: = VIDEOLIB
Subject: [Videolib] lending video and=20 film

Perhaps you've been discussing this = of late and I=20 missed it,
but here goes...
 
Has anyone changed their NO ILL = LENDING policy=20 for videos
and film to a lending policy?
And if so, why?
 
We just went live with INN-Reach -=20 an Innovative based consortial
borrowing system for a potential of = 800=20 libraries including
public, academic,=20 medical, and other special=20 libraries. 
Only one of the 35 libraries who are = up and=20 running so far
has offered to lend.
 
Increasing circulation figures for = expensive=20 educational
films with low circulation would seem like a plus.
Making expensive items available to = libraries=20 that can't
purchase them seems like = another.
Borrowing Blockbuster features seems = like a=20 negative.
Lending older format items to = libraries who still=20 have playing
equipment for laser disks, 16mm = film, seems=20 like another.
 
Any comments?
 
 
 
 
Diane Sybeldon
Information = Services=20 Librarian:
Subject Specialist in Art and Art History,
Music, = Theatre,=20 Dance, Film Studies
and Media Collection
 
1210 Adamany Undergraduate = Library
Wayne State=20 University
Detroit, Michigan 48202
Phone: 313-577-4480
Fax:=20 313-577-5265
E-mail: diane.sybeldon@wayne.edu
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