RE: The Desert Island Video Core List

Tatar, Becky (
Mon, 10 Apr 2000 12:34:37 -0700 (PDT)

Wonderful job, Gary. Even though I didn't send a list, everything I would
have thought of was sent by someone else. So, thank you to everyone who sent
Gary titles.

Becky Tatar
Unit Head, Periodicals/Audiovisual
Aurora Public Library
1 E. Benton Street
Aurora, IL 60505
Phone: 630/264-4100
FAX: 630/896-3209

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gary Handman []
> Sent: Monday, April 10, 2000 12:41 PM
> To: Multiple recipients of list
> Subject: The Desert Island Video Core List
> Hello All! (I was gonna say hello on...)
> I've gotta say, the response to my call for participants in developing the
> Great Video Core List was...uh...well, let us say a bit underwhelming.
> Does this say something about how busy we all are, how little good stuff
> is
> out there, how few of us there are...wha?
> Many thanks of you who have submitted recommendations so far (I'd like to
> think this is an on-going project). The attached represents the input of
> about five (count em'!) folks and a heavy larding of my own oddball input.
> The list as it stands is definitely quirky...where are those
> recommendations for kid vid? for how to's? Since I put in more than my 2
> cents, there's a definite bias toward costy indie stuff...I'd be a lot
> happier if we could make this thing more balanced.
> The list is posted at:
> It was an interesting exercise in putting this stuff together: really
> depressing to find out how many titles--including absolute staples--have
> gone out of distribution: Hearts and Minds! (yow!); Straight No Chaser
> (bio of jazzman Thelonious Monk); Carl Sagan's Cosmos series; James
> Burke's
> The Day the Universe Changed; and on an on...
> I had to scout around for distributors and current prices for many of
> these
> titles. I admit to having run outa for some inclusions, price
> info and other stuff may be missing.
> So: Let us all know what you think about the list. it's not too late to
> stand up and be counted... Send recommendations and I'll append them to
> this baby for a second release.
> Onward!
> Gary Handman
> Director
> Media Resources Center
> Moffitt Library
> UC Berkeley 94720-6000
> "Everything wants to become television" (James Ulmer -- Teletheory)