Thanks everyone for your feedback so far, it's very helpful.

Winifred, you mentioned no recalls or renewals online, but do you allow 
renewals by phone or in person?  Also, even if there are no recalls, do you 
allow holds?

Cheers,

Matt

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University of Virginia
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On Jun 3, 2011, at 2:14 PM, "Metz, Winifred F" 
<fred...@email.unc.edu<mailto:fred...@email.unc.edu>> wrote:

Hi Matt
We circulate foreign language learning CDs, too.  We have a pretty wide variety 
(<http://www.lib.unc.edu/house/mrc/pages/collection/language.html>http://www.lib.unc.edu/house/mrc/pages/collection/language.html)
 and it is an extremely  popular service.    We loan them out as kits (so, if 
Pimsleur Arabic has 8 discs, they all go out together) for 30 days at a time.  
Like our other media materials, they cannot be recalled or renewed online.  As 
with Kim's collection - these are held with all of our Media Center materials 
in our closed stacks.
We've had this collection for about 7 years - and it remains highly used.

Winifred Fordham Metz
Media Librarian & Head, Media Resources Center
Undergraduate Library
CB#3942
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
<mailto:fred...@email.unc.edu>fred...@email.unc.edu<mailto:fred...@email.unc.edu>
919.962.4099

On Jun 3, 2011, at 1:39 PM, Stanton, Kim wrote:

We circulate foreign language learning CDs and Playaways (self-contained, 
portable MP3 devices). We’ve purchased Pimsleur,  Colloquial Series and Henry 
Ramond’s Learn In Your Car series. The Pimsleur language learning Playaways are 
our highest circing audiobook materials.

CDs are circ’d as a full set, along with their print guides.  We use to barcode 
each piece, but recently changed our processing to one barcode with a note that 
pops up in our ILS noting how many discs are in the set. Playaways are 
circulated with the MP3 device and the battery -  we removed the headphone that 
came with the set.

Our audiobook circ rules (loan period, fines, lendable to “courtesy card” 
holders) are the same rules used for books, rather than other forms of media. 
Though, like other media materials, audiobooks are still kept in the media 
center in closed stacks.

Kim Stanton

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Subject: [Videolib] Foreign language materials

Hi All,
Is anyone collecting foreign language CDs, and if so what do you collect and 
how do you circulate them?  I get requests for things like Barron’s Mastering 
French which comes with 12 CDs.  First of all, do you even collect material 
like that, and if so how would you manage and circulate it.  Would you check it 
out as a set?  One disc at a time?  Is there a different loan period? Are they 
recallable?  Just trying to wrap my head around how to easily and effectively 
do this.
Cheers,

Matt
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Media and Collections Librarian
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA  22904
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