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Title:A study of interlibrary loan of video at Indiana University, Bloomington
Author(s):Egyhazi, Steven E.
Subject(s):Interlibrary loans
Library cooperation
Audiovisual materials
Abstract:In the fall of 1994, the American Library Association's (ALA) Video Round Table conducted an electronic mail survey regarding the interlibrary loan of videotapes (Brancolini 1995, 4). The purpose of that survey was to determine the extent of various media libraries' resource sharing activities and to determine those libraries' perceptions of the advantages and disadvantages of interlibrary loan of videotapes. In general, most library managers reported that although they and their patrons would like wider access to videos via interlibrary loan, their actual volume of borrowing and lending in this area was generally quite low. Problems such as overly-complicated coordination, failure of other libraries to reciprocate, and fear of losing expensive titles to irresponsible patrons or postal service were often cited as obstacles to the process. As a response to some of the opinions expressed in that survey, and to gauge the success of its own video interlibrary loan program, the Media and Reserve Services Department (MRS) at Indiana University, Bloomington's (IUB) Main Library conducted a use-study of all incoming (Lending) and outgoing (Borrowing) requests for videotapes during the four-month period December 12, 1994-April 15, 1995. The MRS video collection of about 6,000 titles supports the instructional and research interests of one of the nation's largest concentration of humanities and social sciences scholars. Since 1988/89, IUB has maintained formal interlibrary lending relationships with the seven other IU system libraries around the state, and with four other major Indiana state institutions (Purdue, Ball State, Indiana State University, and Notre Dame) as well as the Consortium on Inter-Institutional Cooperation (CIC), which consists of the Big 10 Universities (University of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, Northwestern) and the University of Chicago. Finally, IU lends to any in-state secondary institution.
Issue Date:1995
Publisher:Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:Egyhazi, Steven E. "A Study of Interlibrary Loan of Video at Indiana University, Bloomington." Katharine Sharp Review, no. 1 (1995).
Series/Report:Katharine Sharp Review ; no. 001, Summer 1995
Rights Information:Copyright 1995 is held by Steven E. Egyhazi
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-07-20

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