Re: [Videolib] Re: ILL of Media

Nell Chenault (njchenau@vcu.edu)
Thu, 08 Feb 2007 17:07:39 -0500

Below is an estimate of VCU media lending and borrowing, but we are not
tracking exact statistics.
1. Yes, we have been borrowing and lending media formats through ILL
for about a decade. Any media format will be lent to academic
libraries. We rarely lend to public libraries. All film format
requests are reviewed by our film booking specialist for license
restrictions, critical curriculum conflicts, or rare and hard to replace
titles. Most of our denials are due to conflicts with VCU bookings or
titles which we know are high use for our community.

We will entertain requests for any format, but most requests are for
video or dvd. We have some requests for CD's. Lending CD-ROM's which
accompany books is also common. We have lent a few 16mm films,
laserdiscs, cassettes, and LP's. We use film shipping cases for
laserdiscs or LP's.

2. ILL: 5-10 titles per week, 75 - 100 per semester. We also lend
within our local coop booking system, about 100 per year.
3. ILL: 5-10 titles per week during Fall and Spring semester. We also
borrow from our local coop booking system, about 150 per year.

Nell Chenault
Access and Media
VCU Libraries
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
(804) 828-2070

Brigid Duffy wrote:
> Hi Videolib,
>
> As the question has been raised here, could I ask any academic librarians:
>
> 1) does your university/college/school do interlibrary loan of media
> (vhs, dvd, 16mm, cd-rom, etc.)?
>
> 2) about how many requests per semester do you get?
>
> 3) about how many requests do you make per semester?
>
> Any responses gladly accepted and shared with the list.
>
>
> Brigid Duffy
> Media Acquisitions
> Academic Technology
> San Francisco State University
> San Francisco, CA 94132-4200
> E-mail: bduffy@sfsu.edu
>
> VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of
> issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic
> control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in
> libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve
> as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel
> of communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video
> producers and distributors.
VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and distributors.