Re: [Videolib] media Reserves

Jerry Notaro (notaro@stpt.usf.edu)
Thu, 04 May 2006 11:33:59 -0400

Our one semester policy has nothing to do with copyright, but effective use
of space and resources. If we didn't ask them to clear out Reserves they
would remain there by sheer force of inertia and not returned to
circulation.

Jerry

> Could you all weigh in about the reserve policies that I have seen
> around that restrict consecutive semester (or quarter) reserves?
>
> Some places say that leaving reserves on semester after semester is OK,
> others claim that it is not OK and cite copyright law as the force
> behind their "only for one semester" policy. Is there some portion of
> the copyright law that restricts consecutive semester reserves? And is
> it different for print and DVD/CD/VHS with regard to length of time on
> reserve?
> Thanks,
> Ciara
>
> Ciara Healy
> Media Services Librarian
>
> Bruce I. Howell Library
> Wake Technical Community College
> 9101 Fayetteville Road
> Raleigh, NC 27603
>
> (919) 773-4724
> cmhealy@waketech.edu
>
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> working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication
> between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and
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>

VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and distributors.