RE: [Videolib] TV shows on dvd

Linda Stevens (
Thu, 2 Jun 2005 14:07:00 -0500

We find that it works best for our customers if the TV show sets are
packaged individually by disc. The holds queue moves much faster and it is
easier to watch in one week. So, if there is a record in OCLC for
individual discs, the video cataloger chops them up. If not, we keep it
packaged as a set.

Linda Stevens, Media Specialist
Harris County Public Library
8080 El Rio
Houston, Texas 77054

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Deborah T. Walsh
Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 2:14 PM
Subject: Re: [Videolib] TV shows on dvd

Twisting this thread slightly to satisfy my own needs, I wonder how
libraries already collecting TV shows on DVD package (or repackage?) them
for circulation.

Our circ policy is 7 days, no renewals on DVDs and it grieves me to tie up
an expensive multipart item the patron probably has NO hope of viewing in
our short loan period while long reserve lists build on it.

Do you chop them up into pieces, as a rule, or not worry about this problem?
If you chop them up, how do you catalog them?

Deborah T. Walsh
Geneva Public Library District
Geneva, IL

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