Re: [Videolib] FW: Circulation of AV materials to faculty

Stephen O'Riordan (
Thu, 01 Jun 2006 09:08:47 -0700

Ditto to Gary's note. At UC San Diego we check out items for 3 days. We
fine for over due & we bill for lost or damage items. This is how it has
been for quite some time & so there is little grumbling. The last uprising
was when the library went from paper catalog to online !


At 02:53 PM 5/31/2006 -0700, you wrote:
>Hi all
>So...let me get this straight. If, as is common practice, we're buying
>single copies of most titles, why would faculty get the right to take
>something out of circulation for a week or longer? Seems to me that's
>putting students and other potential viewers at a big disadvantage,
>no? What happens if another faculty person wants to use the piece in a
>class...scuffle to get it back in the door...often not an easy thing to do?
>Here at Berkeley, we take the utilitarian route (thank you very much, Mr.
>Bentham): the most and best for the greatest number...which means, we
>check stuff out to faculty and grad student instructors overnight for
>preview and for a single day for use in the classroom. Period. Do some
>faculty grumble. You bettah believe... But they're also grateful when
>the stuff is ready and available for their use. Do we fine for keeping
>the stuff out waaay past due date. Absolutely. We also bill big for
>replacement in cases where materials go a-missing or a-breaking (?) whilst
>in faculty custody. Seems to me there's no particular reason to give
>faculty favored status...they're users and all users have limits and
>responsibilities in a shared resource community.
>Gary Handman
>At 02:28 PM 5/31/2006, you wrote:
>>We have a one week loan period for videos for faculty (which is in
>>contrast to the semester loan period they get for books). They can renew
>>the video once and we have $1 per day overdue charge. We also allow
>>faculty to book videos in advance for showing to their classes.
>>Donald Taylor
>>Electronic Resources Librarian email:
>>Simon Fraser University Library ph: 604-291-4930
>>8888 University Drive fax: 604-291-3023
>>Burnaby, BC, Canada V5A 1S6
>>At 12:16 PM 31/05/2006, you wrote:
>>>From: Moshiri, Farhad
>>>Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2006 2:15 PM
>>>To: ''
>>>Subject: Circulation of AV materials to faculty
>>>Dear colleagues,
>>>I am new to this list. I know there was a discussion about this subject
>>>sometime ago. Since I need documentation to present to the library
>>>administration, would you please post your ideas again about the check
>>>out duration of audiovisual materials to the faculty in your
>>>institution? We have been checking out these materials to the faculty
>>>for a whole semester and we are faced with many items not returned. I
>>>need some information on how long do you let your faculty to keep AV
>>>materials, how many items do you let them to check out and if you have
>>>any enforcement policy to charge them if the items are not returned.
>>>Thank you for your help.
>>>Farhad Moshiri,
>>>AV Librarian
>>>University of the Incarnate Word
>>>San Antonio, TX
>Gary Handman
>Media Resources Center
>Moffitt Library
>UC Berkeley
>"In societies where modern conditions of production prevail,
> all of life presents itself as an immense accumulation of
> spectacles."
> --Guy Debord

Stephen 0'Riordan
UCSD Libraries / Film & Video Library
9500 Gilman dr
La Jolla, CA 92093-0175Q
tel: (858) 534-7981
fax: (858) 534-0189

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