RE: [Videolib] DVD circulations before considering

Jeff Scott (
Thu, 20 Oct 2005 15:22:09 -0700

I have a question that is not related to replacement, but in the case
the item you have has so much wear and tear, should you charge the
patron for finishing it off. I think everyone agrees to keep it in the
system until it breaks, but when it breaks, do you charge the patron?

My thoughts are the difference between an item dying a natural death
(just old), versus one that was killed (damaged or destroyed by patron).
At one point does an item become susceptible to old age, DVD, VHS ,
Audio Cassette, Music/Audiobook on CD?

Jeff Scott
Library Manager
Casa Grande Public Library
449 N. Dry Lake
Casa Grande, AZ, 85222
(520) 421-8710

>>> 10/20/05 12:43 PM >>>
I know others have had specific circ criteria for replacing videos.
feeling for both video and dvd is - until someone says they don't
and I can verify that, they are available to circulate. With DVDs
supposedly better than video (HA!), they shouldn't need replacing due
wear and tear. (but we know better!) So, unless someone tells you the
disc isn't working, why replace it? Unless you have demand for
additional copies.

Becky Tatar
Aurora Public Library
1 E. Benton Street
Aurora, IL 60505
Phone: 630-264-4100
FAX: 630-896-3209

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Jodie Reha
Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2005 7:12 AM
Subject: [Videolib] number of DVD circulations before considering

Good morning, everyone,

I have a question about the number of circulations for a DVD before
considering replacement. I work in a public library setting where DVDs
are the preferred format.

Does anyone have a standard number of circulations they use locally to
determine if a title needs to be replaced? Do you use physical
only? Does anyone know of any resources I could access or use to
some information?

Thank you in advance for your help,

Jodie A. Reha
AV Cataloger
Collection Management Services
Chesapeake Public Library
298 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322-5598
(757)382-8400 fax

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