Re: CD-Roms management R Davis 15 May 2007 17:56 UTC

We just recently ran into this issue with a new subscription, Music Tech.
We check in the issue as usual but create an item record with a barcode for
both the CD-ROM and issue. The issue and CD-ROM are checked out to a
faculty member who brings it back after reviewing. We plan to bind the
issues just as we do with any journal but the CD-ROMs will be stored in
cabinets behind the Circ desk. They may be moved in the future to media
cabinets elsewhere in the library, but that decision hasn't been made yet.
Wherever they wind up we will put a note in the journal record as to where
the accompanying CD-ROM is housed.


> Hi everybody
> I'm trying to collect some information about what other libraries
> are doing with digital formats that arrive with print journals,
> in particular CD-Roms.  For example, IT journals often come with
> CDs containing software. Our current policy is to keep the CDs
> with the journal but treat them separately for bar coding and
> Dewey labelling. We catalogue our journals and lend them to staff
> only.  We are a small university, using the Voyager system and in
> the process of installing RFID.  Some libraries, I hear, keep the
> CDs at the circulation/lending desk and issue as required, some
> are not keeping them at all.  Others are selective, in that they
> will keep them if they supplement the journal but not if they are
> simply a different format of the same thing.   Is there a
> copyright issue here?  If you are using RFID, have you changed
> your policy on CDs.? I realise that this is a serials list, but
> the problem affect books as well, so any comments are welcome.
> What is your current practice or what thoughts or recommendations
> do you have for managing these kinds of items?
> Regards
> Barbara.
> Barbara Rauch
> Acquisitions Coordinator
> Mail No. B-30
> AUT University Library
> Private Bag 92006
> Auckland 1142
> P +64 (09) 921 9999
> F +64 (09) 921 9977

Roger Davis
Serials Librarian
Kent State University - Stark Campus
6000 Frank Ave. NW
Canton, Ohio