Re: AV/Video Coll. Dev. policies

Jim Scholtz (
Wed, 22 Mar 2000 15:55:39 -0800 (PST)

Hi Jan. thanks a bunch. Fax (605) 668-5277.
Jim Scholtz.

At 09:49 AM 3/22/00 -0800, you wrote:
>Hi, Jim! Our Collection Development staff in our public library district has
>just completed an update of the selection criteria we use for various AV. We
>just began a "pilot" DVD collection in the past month so we have yet to
write a
>DVD selection policy. Our intent was to make the selection criteria positive
>and as general and inclusive as we could. Our library managers haven't
>reviewed these revisions yet so there may be a change or two here and there.
>I'd be glad to fax a copy of the criteria for each format to you if you'll
>me your fax number. - Jan
>Jim Scholtz wrote:
>> Hi all, I'm in the throes of selecting and analyzing information for my
>> chapter on CD in Gary Handman's new book edition and am currently looking
>> at websites of libraries for Video/media CD and selection policies. I'm
>> finding some college/university policies but most of the AV/media is just
>> incorporated into the main policy with one sentence/paragraph "audiovisual
>> materials (i.e. video) is included..." rather than having a full-blown
>> policy that takes into account various media-specific factors or mentions
>> specific selection tools. I searched using all the major search engines as
>> well as following leads that you folks have given to me in my earlier
>> query. So, here's my question - do any of you have specific, full-blown
>> media policies that you either direct me to (web) or provide to me (ASCII
>> text, Word, or .pdf). How about public libraries, systems and schools? I
>> haven't had any luck in finding any of those. Thanks for any help - needed
>> badly. Jim Scholtz.
>Jan Derks
>AV Collection Development Librarian
>Arapahoe Library District
>Littleton,CO 80121
>Phone: 303-220-7704 x239
>Fax: 303-740-8283