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

Christopher Lewis (clewis@american.edu)
Thu, 1 Jun 2006 11:48:27 -0400

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At American University, we have a standard two-day checkout extendable =
to
seven days if a reasonable rationale is given, such as use in consecuti=
ve
classes, previewing time, infrequent trips to campus (for adjuncts). We=

have a pretty big collection but we still have logjams for individual
titles when they are being used by various sections of the same course =
(a
la college writing). So we don't want to be too liberal about it.
Exceptions are made for unusual cases. For instance, a faculty member i=
s
currently borrowing several videos for the entire summer to work on a b=
ook,
but there were no reservations on any them and if one is made, he will
return the video.

In terms of the number, the more you check out the more time they will =
need
to view them - a catch 22, if one is considering the best interests of=
all
users. We limit the number to three but make exceptions for reasonable
explanations, such as intensive weekend courses that use numerous clips=
in
a six-hour period. I also prefer that staff remind borrowers of numerou=
s
titles to note the cost of replacing them should they all disappear, me=
lt
in a hot car, etc. With business videos, a handful of videos could easi=
ly
cost a few thousand to replace.

Interestingly but not shocking is that the same people who complain abo=
ut
videos not being here when they drop in without a reservation (about ha=
lf
of our faculty users) are often among the group who want extended loans=
.

Chris Lewis
Media Librarian/Acting Assistant University Librarian for Information
Services
American University Library
202.885.3257

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From: Moshiri, Farhad
Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2006 2:15 PM
To: 'videolib@library.berkeley.edu'
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? W=
e
have been checking out these materials to the faculty for a whole semes=
ter
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 d=
o
you let them to check out and if you have any enforcement policy to cha=
rge
them if the items are not returned. Thank you for your help.

Farhad Moshiri,
AV Librarian
University of the Incarnate Word
San Antonio, TX=

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At American University, we have a standard two-day checkout extendab= le to seven days if a reasonable rationale is given, such as use in con= secutive classes, previewing time, infrequent trips to campus (for adju= ncts). We have a pretty big collection but we still have logjams for in= dividual titles when they are being used by various sections of the sam= e course (a la college writing). So we don't want to be too liberal abo= ut it. Exceptions are made for unusual cases. For instance, a faculty m= ember is currently borrowing several videos for the entire summer to wo= rk on a book, but there were no reservations on any them and if one is = made, he will return the video.

In terms of the number, the more you check out the more time they will = need to view them - a catch 22, if one is considering the best interes= ts of all users. We limit the number to three but make exceptions for r= easonable explanations, such as intensive weekend courses that use nume= rous clips in a six-hour period. I also prefer that staff remind borrow= ers of numerous titles to note the cost of replacing them should they a= ll disappear, melt in a hot car, etc. With business videos, a handful o= f videos could easily cost a few thousand to replace.

Interestingly but not shocking is that the same people who complain abo= ut videos not being here when they drop in without a reservation (about= half of our faculty users) are often among the group who want extended= loans.

Chris Lewis
Media Librarian/Acting Assistant University Librarian for Information S= ervices
American University Library
202.885.3257
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Dear colleagues,
I am new to this list. I know there was a discussi= on about this subject sometime ago. Since I need documentation to prese= nt to the library administration, would you please post your ideas agai= n about the check out duration of audiovisual materials to the faculty = in your institution? We have been checking out these materials to the f= aculty for a whole semester and we are faced with many items not return= ed. 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 h= ave 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
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