RE: [Videolib] Re: ILL of Media

Bergman, Barbara J (
Tue, 6 Feb 2007 19:55:58 -0600

1) does your university/college/school do interlibrary loan of media
(vhs, dvd, 16mm, cd-rom, etc.)?

We reciprocally loan video & DVDs to all libraries who will loan the
same to us. (Blackmail for those who don't <wicked grin> ) 16mm and LP
records are case by case

2) about how many requests per semester do you get?

3) about how many requests do you make per semester?

I don't know the exact number offhand, but we've consistently been a net
borrower 2:1
-- our patrons requesting twice as many video loans as have been
requested from us.

It has been a great experience and has convinced at least two other
academics in the state to start lending as well (re: the reciprocity).

Barb Bergman | Media Services Librarian | Minnesota State
University-Mankato | (507) 389-5945 |

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