RE: [Videolib] DVD circulation policies - public libraries

Helene Lynch (hlynch@mcl.org)
Sun, 28 Jan 2007 13:23:16 -0500

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We allow 3 DVDs per patron. Circulation period is 7 days for all DVDs
regardless of collection - adult, juvenile, fiction, non-fiction. Boxed
sets are usually separated into 2 discs per box. Special multi disc sets
are shelved behind circ with a dummy box on the shelf. We have used lock
boxes in the past but have recently switched to the bar that locks by Secure
Case (it takes up less space). Circulation folks say these are not at all
good. If the bar warps that's it. These security bars by Secure Case seem
ok to me and take up much less room on the shelf.


Helene Lynch

Mercer County Library System

Lawrence Headquarters Branch

New Jersey


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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 11:22 AM
To: videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
Subject: [Videolib] DVD circulation policies - public libraries


Hello all!


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!


Your Library system:


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


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


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?


How do you secure your DVDs?


Do you use a security case or lock?

If so, what is the name of the product?

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


Thank you again for your time. It is appreciated.


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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adult, juvenile, fiction, non-fiction.&nbsp; Boxed sets are usually =
separated
into 2 discs per box.&nbsp; Special multi disc sets are shelved behind =
circ
with a dummy box on the shelf.&nbsp; We have used lock boxes in the past =
but
have recently switched to the bar that locks by Secure Case (it takes up =
less
space).&nbsp; Circulation folks say these are not at all good.&nbsp; If =
the bar
warps that&#8217;s it. &nbsp;These security bars by Secure Case seem ok =
to me
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<b><span style=3D'font-weight:bold'>Subject:</span></b> [Videolib] DVD
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<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 face=3DArial><span =
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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 =
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Thank you
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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 =
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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>

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<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 face=3DArial><span =
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have a longer circulation period?&nbsp; Do you keep in one package or =
separate
the discs?&nbsp; </span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 face=3DArial><span =
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<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span =
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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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