Re: [Videolib] Public library survey

Renee Zurn (
Mon, 02 Apr 2007 16:18:38 -0500

>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.

>Name of Library>
Duluth Public Library, Minnesota

>Name of survey respondent
Renee Zurn

>Phone number

># DVDs allowed per check-out?

>Are your fiction DVDs reservable?

>If yes, do you have a percentage that are nonrequest and made available to
>No, you can request any of the DVDs. None are reserved for browsers.

>Do you limit the number of reserves per library card?
>Yes, 25

>Do you have a collection development ratio? X number of DVDs per patron
>Not for media but we do for books.

>How many days does a reserved item remain on hold for a patron to pick up?
>5 days

>Do you offer eVideo(downloadable video)?

Hope this information helps.

Renee Zurn
Manager, Adult Services
Duluth Public Library
520 W. Superior St.
Duluth, MN 55802

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.