Re: collection development

Victoria Caplan (
Thu, 19 Oct 2000 17:47:39 -0700 (PDT)

I do all the initial selections and vet requests from university faculty,
students, and staff. I then consult w/ my supervisor. If there is a very
expensive purchase we want to make (say, over $US 500) we will refer it to
the Collection Development librarian or the Collection Development

Media has a separate budget, for all disciplines, not just for videos, but
for music, slides, and CD-ROMs that are not meant to be networked or
mounted on stand-alone databases.

- Victoria Caplan
Acting Media Resources & Microforms Librarian
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Library

On Thu, 19 Oct 2000, Tami-Jo M. Eckley wrote:

> I would like to find out how video collection development is done at other institutions. Here at Manhattanville, the librarians all have a handful of departments that we are liaison to. Originally, I handled all video requests but I have changed it so that the liaison with that department handles the request while I still oversee the purchases somewhat. It's a bit strange since we do not have specific budgets for each department when it comes to videos because not every department purchases videos from us. I would really enjoy hearing some input about how these procedures are handled at other places. Thanks for everyone's help!
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> Tami-Jo Eckley
> Electronic Services & Media Librarian
> Manhattanville College Library
> Purchase, New York 10577
> Tel:(914) 323-5274
> Fax:(914) 694-8139
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