RE: [Videolib] DVD circulation policies - public libraries

Elise Vidal (Evidal@las-cruces.org)
Fri, 26 Jan 2007 10:01:30 -0700

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From: owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
[mailto:owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Montri, Tracy
Sent: Friday, January 26, 2007 9:22 AM
To: videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
Subject: [Videolib] DVD circulation policies - public libraries

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Hello all! =20

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We've had circulating DVDs in our collection for 6 or 7 years now, and
we are evaluating our current circulation policies. To get an idea of
the trends within public libraries, I would appreciate you taking the
time to please let me know your current policies and practices. Thank
you in advance!

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Your Library system: =20

We are not a system are only one building, a bookmobile and a room.

How many DVDs do you allow per patron check-out? =20

4 per patron

How long do your DVDs circulate? In regard to circulation time, do you
distinguish between fiction and nonfiction, adult and juvenile? =20

One week checkout - for all fiction or nonfiction, adult or juvenile.
The only exception a learning kit (Great courses is an example) then the
video/DVD is classified as a kit and it goes out for 3 weeks and does
not count against the 4 per patron rule.

How do you handle your boxed DVD sets? Do they have a longer
circulation period? Do you keep in one package or separate the discs? =20

We break our boxed sets into pieces - if the set is more than four it
is numbered 1, 2, 3 and 4. Sets that are 2 to 3 pieces are circulated
as one piece. Since they are broken up the circulation period remains
the same.

How do you secure your DVDs? =20

We currently shelve the DVD box empty. The DVDs are kept in cabinets
behind the counter and staff has to retrieve them and check them out. I
can go into the problems/benefits of this method if you wish just e mail
off list.

Do you use a security case or lock? No

If so, what is the name of the product?=20

Are you satisfied with the product? Why or why not? =20

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Thank you again for your time. It is appreciated. =20

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Tracy Montri
Manager, Audiovisual Department
Toledo-Lucas County Public Library
325 Michigan
Toledo, Ohio 43604
419-259-5285
Fax 419-255-1334
tmontri@toledolibrary.org

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<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>We've had circulating DVDs in our collection for 6 or =
7
years now, and we are evaluating our current circulation policies.&nbsp; =
To get
an idea of the trends within public libraries, I would appreciate you =
taking the
time to please let me know your current policies and practices.&nbsp; =
Thank you
in advance!</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>Your Library system:&nbsp; =
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<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 face=3D"Times New Roman"><span =
style=3D'font-size:
12.0pt'>&nbsp;<font color=3Dnavy><span style=3D'color:navy'>We are not a =
system are
only one building, a bookmobile and a =
room.</span></font><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>How many DVDs do you allow per patron =
check-out?&nbsp; </span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 face=3D"Times New Roman"><span =
style=3D'font-size:
12.0pt'>&nbsp;<font color=3Dnavy><span style=3D'color:navy'>4 per =
patron</span></font><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>How long do your DVDs circulate?&nbsp; In regard to
circulation time, do you distinguish between fiction and nonfiction, =
adult and
juvenile?&nbsp; </span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

</div>

<div>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 face=3D"Times New Roman"><span =
style=3D'font-size:
12.0pt'>&nbsp;<font color=3Dnavy><span style=3D'color:navy'>One week =
checkout &#8211;
for all fiction or nonfiction, adult or juvenile.&nbsp; The only =
exception a learning
kit (Great courses is an example) then the video/DVD is classified as a =
kit and
it goes out for 3 weeks and does not count against the 4 per patron =
rule.</span></font><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

</div>

<div>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>How do you handle your boxed DVD sets?&nbsp;&nbsp;Do =
they
have a longer circulation period?&nbsp; Do you keep in one package or =
separate
the discs?&nbsp; </span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

</div>

<div>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 face=3D"Times New Roman"><span =
style=3D'font-size:
12.0pt'>&nbsp;<font color=3Dnavy><span style=3D'color:navy'>We break our =
boxed sets
into pieces &#8211; if the set is more than four it is numbered 1, 2, 3 =
and 4.&nbsp;
Sets that are 2 to 3 pieces are circulated as one piece.&nbsp; Since =
they are
broken up the circulation period remains the =
same.</span></font><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

</div>

<div>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>How do you secure your DVDs?&nbsp; =
</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

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<div>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 face=3D"Times New Roman"><span =
style=3D'font-size:
12.0pt'>&nbsp;<font color=3Dnavy><span style=3D'color:navy'>We currently =
shelve the
DVD box empty.&nbsp; The DVDs are kept in cabinets behind the counter =
and staff
has to retrieve them and check them out. I can go into the =
problems/benefits of
this method if you wish just e mail off =
list.</span></font><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

</div>

<div>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>Do you use a security case or lock?&nbsp; <font =
color=3Dnavy><span
style=3D'color:navy'>&nbsp;No</span></font></span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>If so, what is the name of the =
product?&nbsp;</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>Are you satisfied with the product?&nbsp; Why or why
not?&nbsp; </span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

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style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;
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appreciated.&nbsp; </span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span =
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10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black'>Tracy Montri<br>
Manager, Audiovisual Department<br>
Toledo-Lucas County Public Library<br>
325 <st1:State w:st=3D"on"><st1:place =
w:st=3D"on">Michigan</st1:place></st1:State><br>
<st1:place w:st=3D"on"><st1:City w:st=3D"on">Toledo</st1:City>, =
<st1:State w:st=3D"on">Ohio</st1:State>
<st1:PostalCode w:st=3D"on">43604</st1:PostalCode></st1:place><br>
419-259-5285<br>
Fax 419-255-1334<br>
tmontri@toledolibrary.org</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

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