Re: Why 2-day checkout?

CEbert2@aol.com
Sun, 13 Apr 1997 14:26:57 -0400 (EDT)

I work in a public library and in our case the justification is that we want
to keep a decent selection on the shelves at any given time. I thought that
as our collection grew this would cease to become an issue but as the number
of videos grow so does circ and it can still be pretty slim pickings out
there now, even with limiting people to two videos for two days.

-Chuck Ebert
Head Audio-Visual Services
Muskingum County Library System
Zanesville, OH

>I'm curious to hear your responses to the following. We have, as I
>think most libraries/media centers do, a shorter borrowing period for
>videos than for books. In our case, a college library, we
>allow semester checkout of books for faculty/staff, 4-week checkout
>of books for students, and 2-day checkout of videos, regardless of
>classification. (We do, however, extend the video loan period for
>faculty when requested.) MY QUESTION: How do you "justify" this
>shorter-than-books checkout period? I have my own opinions, but I'd like to

>hear others'. Thanks much!
>
>Susan Albrecht
>Library Acquisitions/Media Center Assistant
>Wabash College
>Crawfordsville, IN
>albrechs@wabash.edu