I'm curious for responses from any academic media librarians
>out there who can let me know if and how they handle delivery.
>Here at Ithaca College, the collection of films (16mm) and videos
>are part of the library. A separate media services dept. (not
>part of the library) arranges for equipment distribution and
>projection, but every classroom also has a TV/VCR combo so
>faculty can show their own tapes. We deliver the 16mm prints
>we own or rent to the media services people, but as it now
>stands, we also deliver virtually every video cassette to
>every faculty member who asks. The tapes are checked out in
>their names on the library's circulation system, delivered to
>the dept. secretary a day or two before showing, and then
>picked up again by us from the secretary's office a day or
>two after showing.
>I'm curious to know if other LIBRARIES do this. I know that
>a lot of media centers do deliveries, but do libraries --
>with all the library procedures applying, such as loan periods
>and fines -- also deliver and pick up. We don't deliver any
>other items in the library's collections, only videos. Just to
>give you an idea, 9 days into the semester we have nearly 500
>deliveries and pick ups scheduled, of which approximately 325
>are videos (as of 1 pm today).
>I appreciate any comparative comments that can be offered. They
>can come to me personally (JROZGONYI@LIBER.ITHACA.EDU), unless
>there's lots of interest on the list in general.
Virginia A. Chapman
Media Center, University Libraries
PO Box 90001, VPI & SU
Blacksburg, Va 24062-9001