Loss Rate of AV Materials

Kathy Olsen (KOLSEN@mail.bcl.lib.fl.us)
Wed, 4 Sep 1996 12:25:55 -0400

I'm interested to know if those of you in public libraries have
compiled any statistics on your losses of video, audiocassette,
compact disc, and spoken audio. Also, any thoughts on what we should
consider an "acceptable" loss rate? We're a large (33 libraries)
urban system in which most of our branches "open-shelve", and it
often seems as if our av makes a one-way trip out the door.

Thanks in advance for your input.

Kathy Olsen
Broward Co. Library
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
phone (954) 357-7517
fax (954) 357-7317