RE: [Videolib] Open access to DVD collection

Amanda Ros (tsav@jgrls.org)
Fri, 27 Apr 2007 10:39:35 -0500

Carol,

Our 8-branch public library system has no security system. When we
started offering DVD's, we just put them on the shelf. After almost 2
years of losing nearly every DVD we ordered, we have switched over to
the "dummy case" method very similar to what video stores usually do.
Now, patrons pull off the nice case off the shelf and bring it to the
circulation desk, where the discs are kept in cases for check-out.

Amanda Ros
AV Cataloger
Jackson-George Regional Library
228.769.3225
tasv@jgrls.org

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
[mailto:owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Coral Peterson
Sent: Friday, April 27, 2007 10:15 AM
To: videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
Subject: [Videolib] Open access to DVD collection

Is there a public library out there allowing open access to their DVD
collections - no security.

How did you decide on an acceptable loss rate?

Coral

Coral Peterson, B.A., M.L.I.S.
AV Collections Coordinator
The Regina Public Library

TEL. (306) 777-6012
FAX (306) 949-7260
cpeter@reginalibrary.ca
www.reginalibrary.ca

Mail: P.O. Box 2311
Regina, Saskatchewan
Canada S4P 3Z5

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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.