Legislators suggest libraries start charging user fees for non-book materials

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"Ohio's House Republicans are expected to approve a new state budget that cuts library funds by 5 percent and gives libraries the option of charging fees for non-print materials.

Leslie Massey, director of the Clermont County Public Library states that fees for non-book items would weigh most heavily on those who are poor or visually impaired and that the fees will not make up for the state's proposed cuts. "We're looking at a $300,000 budget cut," Massey said. "It wouldn't contribute $300,000."

Lynda Murray, a top lobbyist for the Ohio Library Council, doesn't expect libraries to embrace new fees, though she said some might try it on a trial basis to gauge public reaction.

"I'm hard-pressed to think of anything that would be more unpopular," Murray said."

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gives libraries the option of charging fees for non-print materials
I think charging a fee for a DVD like "The Incredibles" is not such a bad idea.
I subscribe to a DVD library called Netflix. An interesting idea would be if some town purchased a Netflix subscription for the entire town. A library that had a single Netflix account could also use Netflix as kind of an ILL service for DVDs. If a patron wanted to see an obscure DVD that was not watched enough for the library to own the library could obtain it from their Netflix account.

Re:Entertainment DVD -- wouldn't work

I suspect that Netflix has a licensing arrangement with the owners (distributors) of the movies that limits Netflix to renting to individual consumers only. If a library, or a commercial establishment such as a video store, were to seek an account with Netflix they would be unable to give it to them because it would violate their license. Any one have the Netflix disclaimer handy?

Re:Entertainment DVD -- wouldn't work

I don't know if they still do this, but early on, Netflix had a novel system for processing reservations. New subscribers got dibs. This contributed to lots of favorable press and word-of-mouth impressions. Only one chance to make a first impression, and all that.

This article is dated

That article is dated April 8th. It is almost 30 days old. Are we sure if this provision is still in what was passed by the Ohio House to the Ohio Senate? I doubt whether it is or not...

NetFlix - Terms of Use

Below are the NetFlix terms. I don't see why they would have a problem with an institution having an account. You can still only get so many DVDs per account. On the other idea I mentioned where the library would pay for a NetFlix account for everyone in a town I think the CEO probably has dreams of that happening.
I see nothing in the terms that would restrict a library from having an account.
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Setting a maturity restriction affects which movies are presented to the restricted sub-account member on the Netflix website, will block movies with more mature ratings from being added to that sub-account member's queue, and will prohibit that sub-account member from viewing previews for the restricted movies. However, the restriction on adding these movies to the queue can be overridden on a movie-by-movie basis by entering the Account Owner's password after clicking the 'add' button associated with the desired movie. Furthermore, the maturity restriction does not limit movies that may be recommended by or recommended to maturity-limited Profiles through the Friends feature. If the movie is beyond the sub-account member's allowed maturity level, they will not be able to view the preview or add that movie to their queue but they will be able to see the title of the movie and read the synopsis that is provided.

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Yes, the provision is still in the bill (House Bill 66). The bill must still get through the State Senate. For a May 3rd update you can check the Ohio Library Council website page:http://www.olc.org/protectlibraryfunding.aspThe "Updated Talking Points" link at the top of the article downloads a pdf file with details of the parts of the bill that affect libraries in Ohio.Ohio libraries are facing a 5% cut in Local Governement Funds (the main funding for Ohio Libraries, up to 98% of many library districts budgets). The bill also provides for a reduction of 21% of the personal income tax and elimination of the corporate franchise tax. A percentage of these taxes fund the Local Government Fund.On the upside, the bill, at this stage, provides for establishing a joint House and Senate committee to "study potential sources of funding for existing Local Government funds that allow for growth and and stability in funding levels."

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Actually I was going to bug my state rep at home today (good thing I am on his good side living here in the 99th Ohio House District) and ask him if it was still in. I am on dial-up so I was not about to download the 8 megabyte budget bill and read through it. Thank you for pointing me to the OLC matter. OLC's site usually crashes my Mac version of IE catastrophically and I have not gotten around to getting a new browser quite just yet for my poor beat-up computer.

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