Re: [Videolib] Public library survey

Marsha Loyer (m.loyer@mphpl.org)
Mon, 02 Apr 2007 16:58:24 -0500

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At 08:45 AM 3/30/2007, you wrote:

>My library is looking at some possible changes to our AV offerings. I'd
>like to hear from you to determine what your institutions are already
>doing. Results will be compiled and posted on the list. Many thanks if
>you are able to take a few moments to respond. Please excuse any
>duplicate emails to individuals.
>
>
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>Name of Library<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =
>"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
>Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library
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>Name of survey respondent
>Marsha Loyer, Media Services Coordinator

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>Phone number
>574/259-5277x200
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># DVDs allowed per check-out?
>6
>
>
>Are your fiction DVDs reservable?
>No and we don't reserve non-fiction either.
>
>
>If yes, do you have a percentage that are nonrequest and made available to
>browsers?
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>
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>Do you limit the number of reserves per library card?
>No--that is on books, CD's, Audiobooks
>
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>Do you have a collection development ratio? X number of DVDs per patron
>request?
>15% or less of the DVD collection can be "R" rated
>
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>How many days does a reserved item remain on hold for a patron to pick up?
>10 days
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>Do you offer eVideo(downloadable video)?
>Yes
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>If yes, is it available inside the library or just remotely?
>
> Currently, only remotely.
>
>What companies do you use for eVideo?
>Recorded Books
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>What is your budget for DVDs? What is the budget for eVideo?
>DVD is Adult: $66,375 Childrens: $11,800 eVideo is $13,500
>
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>Does eVideo come out of a database or materials budget?
>
> Materials
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>How often is your eVideo downloaded? What impact did eVideo have on your
>DVD circulation statistics?
>We have only had the service for less than a month. Presently we have
>about 13 patrons who are downloading movies that check out for 3 weeks.
>
>
>Do you have restrictions on juvenile check-out of DVDs or access to eVideo?
>Juveniles must have a signed permission to check out ANY DVDs and then
>they are limited to G or PG or PG-13 or non-fiction.

Our Video Downloadables are mostly non-fiction so no need to worry about
"R" rating. At this time we do not have any way to limit age of person
downloading videos.

>
>
>Thanks again!
>
>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

Marsha Loyer
Media Services Coordinator
Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library
209 Lincoln Way East
Mishawaka, IN 46544
Ph:574/259-5277
Fx:574/255-8489

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At 08:45 AM 3/30/2007, you wrote:

My library is looking at some possible changes to our AV offerings.  Id like to hear from you to determine what your institutions are already doing.  Results will be compiled and posted on the list.  Many thanks if you are able to take a few moments to respond.  Please excuse any duplicate emails to individuals. 

 

Name of Library<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library    
 

Name of survey respondent
Marsha Loyer,  Media Services Coordinator

 

Phone number
574/259-5277x200
 

# DVDs allowed per check-out?
6
 

Are your fiction DVDs reservable?
No and we don't reserve non-fiction either.
 

If yes, do you have a percentage that are nonrequest and made available to browsers?

 

Do you limit the number of reserves per library card?
No--that is on books, CD's, Audiobooks
 

Do you have a collection development ratio?  X number of DVDs per patron request?
15% or less of the DVD collection can be "R" rated
 

How many days does a reserved item remain on hold for a patron to pick up?
10 days
 

Do you offer eVideo(downloadable video)?
Yes
 

If yes, is it available inside the library or just remotely?

 Currently, only remotely.

What companies do you use for eVideo? 
Recorded Books
 

What is your budget for DVDs?  What is the budget for eVideo? 
DVD is Adult: $66,375 Childrens:  $11,800   eVideo is $13,500
 

Does eVideo come out of a database or materials budget?

 Materials

How often is your eVideo downloaded?  What impact did eVideo have on your DVD circulation statistics?
We have only had the service for less than a month. Presently we have about 13 patrons who are downloading movies that check out for 3 weeks.
 

Do you have restrictions on juvenile check-out of DVDs or access to eVideo?
Juveniles must have a signed permission to check out ANY DVDs and then they are limited to G or PG or PG-13 or non-fiction.

Our Video Downloadables are mostly non-fiction so no need to worry about "R" rating. At this time we do not have any way to limit age of person downloading videos.

 

Thanks again!

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

Marsha Loyer
Media Services Coordinator
Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library
209 Lincoln Way East
Mishawaka, IN  46544
Ph:574/259-5277
Fx:574/255-8489

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