RE: Open shelving and classing of videos

Kristine R. Brancolini (
Thu, 8 Aug 1996 09:42:39 -0500 (EST)

Bonnie: When you say the loss rate is no worse than for the books, what
is that loss rate? We have considered open shelving in our reserve room,
since we are a joint media and reserve service point, but we worry a lot
about loss--among other things. Thanks!

Kristine Brancolini
Indiana University Libraries

On Wed, 7 Aug 1996, BONNIE HIRSCH wrote:

> We are a public library, so have somewhat different circumstances, perhaps.
> We classify all our videos by Dewey. They are not interfiled with the books,
> but are on separate, open shelves. We have tattle tape on the videos them-
> selves, with no ill effect on the videos. Many of the videos have gone out
> 100-200 times, and are still rolling just fine. Loss rate from the open
> shelves is no worse than for the books.
> Bonnie Hirsch
> Eugene (Oregon) Public Library