[Videolib] campus event recordings

Mary Logue (mlogue@westmont.edu)
Tue, 7 Nov 2006 11:12:06 -0800

I have a collection policy question I was hoping to get other library's
opinions on. We are in the process of evaluating what recorded campus events
we want to keep and where. My questions are these:

1. What campus events does your library keep and catalog?
2. How do you decide what you keep and what is appropriate for your
collection (do you have a collection policy you'd be willing to share)?
3. Does the library (media department?), or does the archive keep the
copies, or do both keep a copy?
4. Are these items available for checkout?
5. If so, do you make a copy and check that out?

I will summarize responses for the list.

Thanks for anticipated help in this,


Mary Logue
Assistant Librarian
Westmont College, Voskuyl Library
955 La Paz Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
phone: (805) 565-6144 fax (805) 565-6220

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