your assistance, pls!

Gary Handman (
Fri, 26 May 2000 10:20:17 -0700 (PDT)

>Hi all.
>I'm currently plugging away on a chapter for my video collection
development book dealing with film/video/media organizations and discussion
>I'm interested in learning from you all about listservs and other online
discussion forums that you find particularly productive or informative in
your work as video librarians.
>So far, I've identified the following:
>A moderated listserv which aims to provide a medium for acquisitions
librarians and others interested in acquisitions work to exchange
information, ideas, and to find solutions to common problems.
>Association for Moving Image Archivists
>Consortium of College and University Media Centers - Discussion List)
>Journal of Academic Media Librarianship
>MEDIALIB has been formed to discuss issues surrounding audiovisual/media
services in library. It serves, primarily, library professionals and
paraprofessionals who provide media services in public, academic, and
special libraries.
>VIDEOLIB (American Library Assn. Video Round Table)
>VIDEONEWS (American Library Assn. Video Round Table)
>Association of Educational Communication and Technology Issues Discussion
>Discussion of all forms of cinema, in all its aspects. Its founding is
based on the understanding that most people who watch and enjoy movies do
so from a variety of viewpoints, and that a general, unlimited forum is
>DIGVID-L (Digital Video Discussion)
>DIGVID-L is an open, unmoderated discussion list featuring digital video.
Read and post discussions, advice, experiences in using, creating, and
distributing digitally stored video. Practicalities of formats including,
but not limited to, DVI, MPEG, M-JPEG, as well as QuickTime, Video For
Windows, etc.
>General interest discussion group for film studies
>Film theory and aesthetics
>Film History and the Scholarly Study of Media.
>Media In Education - Serves as a network for people in the media services
profession to ask questions and discuss new procedures or services.
>Film/Video Web sites discussion
>An unmoderated list for all who study, teach, theorize about or research
film and television--mostly in an academic setting, but not necessarily so.
SCREEN-L ranges from the abstract (post-post-structuralist theory) to the
concrete (roommate match- ups for the next SCS/UFVA conference).
Pedagogical, historical, theoretical, and production issues pertaining to
film and TV studies are welcomed.
>Any others that are essential? If there are lists you like that deal
generally with collection development and acquisition issues, I'd love to
hear about them too.
Gary Handman
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley 94720-6000

"Everything wants to become television" (James Ulmer -- Teletheory)