Re: Circulating Media

Judy Jones (
Wed, 4 Mar 1998 08:20:48 PST8PDT

I think you are saying you would include students, alum, retired,
etc. We currently exclude those categories because we could not
guarantee materials to be available to faculty when needed if we
circulated them to other than faculty and staff. Second, probably
our most expensive items would be our most heavily circulated.
"Business of Paradigms," "Color of Fear," "Ethnic Notions," 'Group
Dynamics," etc. Students don't have the money to pay for these
titles if lost or damaged and they tend to be somewhat carelesss.
Leave items in hot cars, in packbacks, lend to friends. I have
doubts about extending circ rights.

Date: Wed, 4 Mar 1998 05:40:34 -0800
From: "Karen Venturella" <>
To: Multiple recipients of list <>
Subject: Circulating Media

> The Multimedia Resources Department at Montclair State University is
> considering the possibility of circulating multimedia materials to all

> users with MSU IDs. Presently, we circulate multimedia only to
> staff and graduate assistants. We would not circulate to patrons
> without an MSU ID i.e. non-MSU users.
> We would be interested in hearing from librarians who work with
> multimedia departments that circulate materials. Comments on the
> following areas would be most helpful.
> - Procedures for implementing a fine system and collecting fines for
> overdue items.
> - Using our DRA system, we would like to have the online system flag
> if an item is needed by faculty.
> - Limiting items that faculty have on reserve to in-house circulation.

> - Ensuring that items needed by faculty are available.