Media Collection/Circulation Policies Survey

Please note this survey is intended for academic audio-visual collection managers only…

Demographic Information

1. What type of institution do you represent?
4-year College
University
Community College
Other, please specify

2. Please indicate the reporting structure of your audio-visual unit/department (library, campus computing, joint, etc.)


3. What is the total full-time student enrollment at your institution?


4. What is the total size of your audio/visual collection?
items

Collection Development

1. What formats are you actively collecting at this point in time? Please check all that apply:
DVD
VHS
16mm
laserdisc
audio compact disc
audio cassettes
computer software
slides
other, please specify :

2. For what purposes is your collection used? Please check all that apply:
Classroom instruction
Recreational staff/student use
Individual student use for course-related projects
In support of faculty research
In support of student research
Library/campus staff training
Use by the general public
Other, please specify

3. Who is responsible for audio-visual collection development in your library?
Specific Media Librarian(s)
Subject bibliographers
Acquisitions staff
Other, please specify

4. Is your collection supported by specific audio-visual funds?
Yes
No

If no, how is the collection supported?


5. Does your library have a collection development policy specifically for the audio-visual collection? (If yes, a copy would be greatly appreciated)
Yes
No

6. What is the primary focus of your audio-visual selection strategy? Please rank the following (1 as most important):
Faculty-requested titles
Recommended titles from review sources such as Video Librarian or Library Journal
Titles on award lists such as the VRT Notable Videos for Adults, AFI Movies of the Year, Oscar award winners, etc.
Subject specific collection development
Popular recreational titles
Other, please specify

Circulation Policies

1. What is your circulation policy for videos? Please check all that apply:
Faculty/staff may borrow for classroom use
Faculty/staff may borrow for research
Faculty/staff may borrow for recreational use
Graduate students may borrow for classroom use
Graduate students may borrow for research
Graduate students may borrow for recreational us
Undergraduate students may borrow for classroom use
Undergraduate students may borrow for research
Undergraduate students may borrow for recreational use
Community residents/general public may borrow for viewing outside the library
Undergraduates must view videorecordings in the library
All videorecordings must be viewed in the library
Videorecordings can be requested through interlibrary loan
Videorecordings cannot be requested through interlibrary loan
Other,

2. Does your facility include appropriate viewing equipment for the formats in your collection?
Yes
No

3. What factors significantly influence your circulation policies? Please rank the following (1 as most important):
Availability for faculty use
Lack of appropriate viewing equipment in the library
Replacement costs
Purpose of the collection
Demand for at home viewing
Other, please specify

4. How would you characterize the relationship between your collection development and circulation policies? (For example, have changes in your circulation policies reflected changes made in the collection such as the addition of a new format like DVD's, or have collection development policies, perhaps a need for readily available instructional support, influenced your circulation policies…)


Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey, we are hopefull that the results will be of interest to you…

Mary S. Laskowski
Coordinator of Media Services, Cataloging and Reserves
Undergraduate Library
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
mkschnei@uiuc.edu


Barb Bergman
Media Services Librarian
Minnesota State University-Mankato
barbara.bergman@mnsu.edu

     
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