Re: Video delivery

Gary Handman (
Wed, 29 Jan 1997 13:12:27 -0800 (PST)

UC Berkeley's media delivery scenario ain't all that great in terms of
customer service, but it's about all we can manage given the paltry FTE
and large user-base: We check materials out for regularly-scheduled
classes on a 1 day use basis--i.e. we ask faculty to book videos at least
a day or two in advance; the faculty person or his/her designate picks up
the tape; the tape is delivered back to us directly after class.
Circulation is done via the library's auto-circ system...outside of this
circulation for face-to-face teaching, we don;t let stuff out the door;
it's all used on site (by both students and faculty wishing to preview).

Classroom equipment is handled by another department (outside of the
library)--the Office of Media Services. In the distant, fiscally fatter
past, OMS used to pick up and deliver tapes from MRC as well as equipment.
Those days, alas, seem to be gone for good...

Gary Handman
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley, CA 94720-6000