RE: Liquid Sky

Helen Taylor (
Tue, 24 Oct 1995 13:51:39 -0600 (MDT)

FYI* I checked with our ILL person because I had understood that it was
part of the ILL agreement not to request video. He said that the
agreement has been updated. It is now up to individual libraries to
decide if they want to circulate audio visual materials. So, there may
be libriaries out there who will. It is certainly worth a try.

Helen Taylor
Salt Lake City Public Library

On Tue, 24 Oct 1995, L. M. Lockley wrote:

> Karen:
> I find your suggestion to try to ILL a copy of Liquid Sky very
> interesting. Our ILL person has informed us on many occasions that no
> one will ILL audio or video media for any purposes/reasons/etc! Do you
> know of a list of libraries that will do so that I can pass along to
> her? It would be great if you could. (According to our staff person -
> Public libraries are even more reluctant to loan this type of material)
> The reasons we are given for why no one will loan av material through ILL
> is supposedly: 1) no control over security of tapes (can be damaged more
> easily in mail, can be easily "wiped" if come too close to any number of
> security systems, etc) 2) many of the tapes are too expensive to loan out
> and 3) the circulation of such items is too high at the owning branch so
> they are reluctant to let the go outside their own system for fear of
> losing them (see # 1& 2).
> Please let me know if such a list of av lenders exists and where I can
> get a copy for our ILL staff person. Thank you.
> Sincerely,
> L. M. Lockley Phone: (314) 926-7323
> St. Charles City-County Library District Fax: (314) 926-0869
> Kisker Road Branch
> 1000 Kisker Road E-mail:
> St. Charles, MO 63304-8726
> Perseverance pays off!
> On Mon, 23 Oct 1995, Kristine Brancolini, 812/855-3710 wrote:
> > Judie: According to OCLC WorldCat, dozens of libraries own this on VHS.
> > Try sending out an interlibrary loan request. Someone should lend it.
> > We find that public libraries are the best lenders, except for our
> > designated borrowing partners in the state and in the Big 10. Good luck!
> >
> > Kristine Brancolini
> > Indiana University Libraries
> >
> >