Re: [Videolib] Circulating AV Cart

From: Bethany Sewell <>
Date: Sun Aug 30 2009 - 11:46:47 PDT

Thanks Karen,

This is a good suggestion too and I think it could be done. It makes sense to not have to make them take a bunch of stuff if they only need a couple things. Space is a big issue too for my desk.


From: [] On Behalf Of Karen Glover
Sent: Saturday, August 29, 2009 5:51 AM
Subject: Re: [Videolib] Circulating AV Cart

I have an alternative. What about outfitting one of the student group study rooms to include this equipment? Or a television with the video players attached (a much cheaper version of the cart). You could always keep the room locked and check out the key. We circulate each of those items (minus the speakers) individually. We do not have a place for groups to view video but we had a group rent a video projector and portable dvd player yesterday and they did not have a need for a video cart or any other equipment. Maybe you have more room but we wouldn't have a place to put a video cart, that could be why I would look for an alternative. Just a thought.

Karen Glover
Circulation Services Librarian,
Assistant Department Head
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA

From: Bethany Sewell <>
To: "" <>; Library Circulation and Related Issues <LIB-CIRCPLUS@Princeton.EDU>
Sent: Friday, August 28, 2009 5:37:03 PM
Subject: [Videolib] Circulating AV Cart
We are currently looking into creating a circulating AV cart with a laptop, projector, vhs and multi-region dvd player, and speakers for our students.

We are trying to fill a need for small group viewing of video because our regular video viewing room is often booked for other meetings, etc and we have small group study rooms that we were hoping small groups could use.

Does anyone here have experience circulating AV carts and if so, what other equipment would you recommend?

Thanks in advance,

Bethany B. Sewell
Access Services Librarian
Penrose Library
University of Denver
2150 E. Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208

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