RE: [Videolib] Replacement Fees in Academic Libraries?

Matthew Ballard (mballard@otis.edu)
Wed, 31 Jan 2007 09:31:48 -0800

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We charge the listed replacement cost (usually from Baker & Taylor or
Amazon), before taking into account any discounts we get. If a student
really can't afford we may be willing to work something out.

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We actually prefer that students replace the item themselves and bring
it to us. If they do that, we still charge the $15 processing fee, but
we waive any late fees (which could be up to $10, which is our cap).

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Matthew Ballard

Otis College of Art and Design Library

mballard@otis.edu

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From: owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
[mailto:owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Meghann
Matwichuk
Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2007 6:54 AM
To: videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
Subject: [Videolib] Replacement Fees in Academic Libraries?

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Hello All,

A quick question for the academic librarians in the audience -- how do
you handle replacements of lost / damaged videos if you circulate to
students? Like most academic libraries, we have a number of very
expensive titles in our collection alongside the $15-$25 ones, and I
can't imagine charging a student full price replacement for these
several hundred dollar titles for an honest 'oops'... What seems to
work best? A flat replacement cost? Thanks in advance.

Best,

*************************
Meghann Matwichuk, M.S.
Senior Assistant Librarian
Instructional Media Collection Department
Morris Library, University of Delaware
181 S. College Ave.
Newark, DE 19717
(302) 831-1475

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Roman"><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt'>Hello All,<br>
<br>
A quick question for the academic librarians in the audience -- how do =
you
handle replacements of lost / damaged videos if you circulate to
students?&nbsp; Like most academic libraries, we have a number of very
expensive titles in our collection alongside the $15-$25 ones, and I =
can't
imagine charging a student full price replacement for these several =
hundred
dollar titles for an honest 'oops'...&nbsp; What seems to work =
best?&nbsp; A
flat replacement cost?&nbsp; Thanks in advance.<br>
<br>
Best,<br>
<br>
</span></font><font size=3D2 color=3D"#666666"><span =
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Meghann Matwichuk, M.S.<br>
Senior Assistant Librarian<br>
Instructional Media Collection Department<br>
Morris Library, <st1:place w:st=3D"on"><st1:PlaceType =
w:st=3D"on">University</st1:PlaceType>
of <st1:PlaceName w:st=3D"on">Delaware</st1:PlaceName></st1:place><br>
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