Re: video selection policy

Elizabeth Malia (emalia@ewu.edu)
Fri, 30 Jun 2000 11:23:33 -0700 (PDT)

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Randy is right, but I am curious to know how he answers the library management
who say Videos are just like books, and therefore don't need a separate effort
or even a budget line/allocation for videos--that demand by patrons will answer
all needs. Just my 2 cents.

Elizabeth Malia
EWU Library

Randy Pitman wrote:

> Hi Ellen,
>
> I agree with Jessica. One of the best arguments you can make for diversity
> in video collection development is by pointing out the wide variety of
> titles in the print collection. The day the library starts offering only
> prize-winning books, it might as well stock up on WD-40 for the
> soon-to-be-rusty front doors. Why should video collection development be any
> different (and I would pose precisely that question to the library director:
> "what would be the rationale for having inconsistent collection development
> policies across various formats?") Unfortunately, a number of non-video
> specialists strongly subscribe to the myth that Blockbuster and Hollywood
> serve all video needs (aside from the fact that they carry very little in
> the way of non-theatrical or non-fiction besides Whitney Houston music
> videos, Big Blue and its retail gorilla cousin--especially in smaller
> communities--pass on a number of worthwhile titles). That's why we have
> video librarians :)
>
> Randy Pitman
> Publisher/Editor
> Video Librarian
> 8705 Honeycomb Ct. NW
> Seabeck, WA 98380
> Tel: (800) 692-2270
> vidlib@videolibrarian.com
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Jessica <jesskino@redconnect.net>
> To: Multiple recipients of list <videolib@library.berkeley.edu>
> Sent: Friday, June 30, 2000 9:35 AM
> Subject: Re: video selection policy
>
> > Wow with that criteria you could get all those "great" films that won The
> > Blockbuster awards, the MTV awards and of course the AFI lists. I assume
> the
> > only books in the library are Pulitzer, Newberry and Nobel prize winners.
> >
> > Good Luck
> >
> > jessica rosner
> > ----------
> > >From: "Ellen" <edruda@suffolk.lib.ny.us>
> > >To: Multiple recipients of list <videolib@library.berkeley.edu>
> > >Subject: video selection policy
> > >Date: Fri, Jun 30, 2000, 4:27 PM
> > >
> >
> > >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
> > >:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
> > >Ellen Druda
> > >Media Librarian
> > >Half Hollow Hills Community Library
> > >Dix Hills, NY
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >

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