Re: video selection policy

Patricia O'Donnell (
Fri, 30 Jun 2000 10:06:11 -0700 (PDT)

>Does anyone have one written out somewhere?
>Here's why I ask: my director wants only "major award winning films." This
>is probably one of the dumbest criteria for selecting movies and I would
>like some literature to help me make my case. Everytime I think about it I
>get mad.
>Help me, oh giant media brains! Feedback, please.
>Ellen Druda
>Media Librarian
>Half Hollow Hills Community Library
>Dix Hills, NY

Hi Ellen,
Our criteria for selection has been and remains:

Cross disciplinary use potential
Content accuracy (for specifically educational or documentary materials)
Production values

Issues we're grappling with as a group:

Changes in available formats
Preservation of aging materials that faculty still find useful
Pro-active collection development

Best regards,
Patricia O'Donnell , Manager
OID-Instructional Media Library
(310) 206-1248