RE: [Videolib] Audio Visual selection policies

Gerald A. Notaro (notaro@stpt.usf.edu)
Tue, 1 May 2007 10:42:49 -0400 (EDT)

Tell me. Does this policy also extend to print material?

Amanda Ros wrote:
> Cathy,
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> The only TV series we do not purchase for our 8-branch public system are
> things like the Sopranos which are on pay channels like HBO and Cinemax
> and Showtime. Our collection development policy does not allow rated R
> movies, and some of those series would definitely fall into that
> category. We are discussing revising the policy to exclude TV-MA as
> well.
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> A word of advice on processing them, though. We have gone to using the
> cases we use for our books on CD for anything with more than 3 discs
> because we have not found any cases that hold more than 2 discs that
> handle heavy circulation. Those cases made for 4 or more discs are
> junk.
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> We also have the ongoing debate as to whether or not the season should
> be split into separate discs or cataloged as 1 item.
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> Amanda Ros
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> AV Cataloger
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> Jackson-George Regional Library
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> tsav@jgrls.org
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> From: owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
> [mailto:owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of McInnis, Cathy
> Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2007 8:02 AM
> To: videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
> Subject: [Videolib] Audio Visual selection policies
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> Hello:
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> We are a medium to large public library - 5 branches plus a bookmobile
> - in a city of 105,000. We are currently revising our Audio Visual
> Selection policy with emphasis on selection of DVD and Video. The
> problem we are experiencing is an increase in patron suggestions for
> purchase of TV series, i.e. The OC, 24, etc. I would be interested in
> how your library handles this. Do you purchase TV series? Do you have
> something written in your selection policy to address this problem?
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> Thank you.
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> Cathy McInnis
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