Re: [Videolib] video viewing stations

Jerry Notaro (
Tue, 08 Nov 2005 08:41:48 -0500

While thinking about an answer, I thought about how you need to define video
viewing stations. Here in the library's Media Center we have 6 "traditional"
rooms, 3 small group viewing and listening rooms, and three larger ones.
They are equipped with dvd players, vcr's, televisions, cassette tape
players, and cd players. But we also have 40 computers at Reference now and
I suspect they really do get used for listening and viewing, through
Blackboard, etc., more than our traditional rooms get used.


> A question for those of you in academic libraries: what is your ratio
> of students to video viewing stations? For example, College X has
> 2,350 students and 10 viewing stations, a ratio of 235:1.
> Our library has only been providing access to video materials for a
> few months now and we are finding that we have fewer viewing stations
> than we need. I'm just trying to get a sense of what would actually
> be adequate. If you don't want to do the math and just want to
> provide me with the raw numbers, that's just dandy, too. You're also
> welcome to contact me off-list about this.
> Thanks,
> Matt
> --
> Matt Bailey
> Media Resources Coordinator
> Carleton College Library
> 1 North College Street
> Northfield, MN 55057
> 507-646-7670
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