I'm curious to know about other academic library outside loan policies on their video/DVD collections. Is your entire collection open for ILL and consortium loans? At Evergreen we belong to the Orbis-Cascade Alliance, a consortium of 36 academic libraries in Oregon and Washington State. Our video/DVD collection is fairly specialized, driven mainly by faculty requests as well as items purchased by college programs which are then added to the Library's collection. Many of our materials are fairly expensive or would be difficult or impossible to replace and as such the Head of our Sound and Image Library has resisted opening the entire collection to outside loan. At present the collection circulates to faculty and staff while a relatively small portion of our videos/DVDs are available for interlibrary loan.
Thanks for any input, sharing of experiences, etc.! Tim Markus Head of Cataloging The Evergreen State College Library Olympia, WA 98505 (360) 867-6124 mark...@evergreen.edu ________________________________
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