Re: [Videolib] video browsing collection: LOC or "some other system"?

From: Jana Atkins <>
Date: Tue Aug 11 2009 - 15:09:00 PDT

We have all of our DVDs and VHS interfiled in our open stacks. Everything has Library of Congress call numbers. It works very well when someone is looking for subject-based documentaries, but when people are looking for feature films, it's fairly difficult to browse easily. I like the idea of setting up a title-based system for feature films only and LOC for the rest.

Jana Atkins, B.M., M.L.S.
Performing Arts/Multimedia Librarian
University of Central Oklahoma
Max Chambers Library
100 N. University
Edmond, OK 73034

From: [] On Behalf Of Maureen Tripp
Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 2009 2:29 PM
Subject: [Videolib] video browsing collection: LOC or "some other system"?

Finally, it's going to happen-we're going to start circulating video to students from open stacks.

The big stumbling block now is how to label the videos on the shelf-

Use the Library of Congress call number, or use some other title-based system-

I like using LOC, but others on the committee would prefer a more user-friendly system.

What says the collective wisdom?

Maureen Tripp
Media Librarian
Iwasaki Library
120 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

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