RE: Need Information!

Vitali, Elaine (
Fri, 2 Nov 2001 08:57:59 -0800 (PST)

I'm a great advocate of Collegial networking but I think learning the
basics first, helps in the long run. I would still prefer my students
to access the web sites of hardware distributors and have a look at what
is available and check prices and make their own decisions rather than
having someone else do all the work and tell then which 16mm projector
they are using and the price.

-----Original Message-----
From: Gary Handman []
Sent: Friday, November 02, 2001 11:31 AM
To: Multiple recipients of list
Subject: RE: Need Information!

I'm afraid I must disagree, Elaine. I've been in this business for over
quarter century now--in the media bus for a good part of that (I also
taught media librarianship at UCB for ten years). I've found that
collegial networking and the advice of peers are often the most
and timely means of getting the scoop on particular issues and
I think Don is to be commended for his initiative and creativity in
for answers: it's how the real world generally works these days.

At 07:55 AM 11/02/2001 -0800, you wrote:
>I teach a Masters Course in Library and Information Science. I would
>expect my students to research those topics for themselves so they
>learn who the distributors of media products are. Although we
>ask each other for assistance on various topics on this list, I think
>your professor probably would prefer you research this information
>yourself as a learning exercise.
>Elaine J. Vitali
>Media Services Librarian
>Fanshawe College Library
>London, Ontario
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Dong Kim []
>Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2001 9:14 PM
>To: Multiple recipients of list
>Subject: Need Information!
>Hi Videolibers!
>Does anyone know the price of below equipments or vender information?
>Please!let me know.
>* a new 16mm film projector
>* soundproofing for our viewing room (about 10'x20')
>* media equipment carts, to hold TV, DVDplayer, etc
>* automated viewing screen that descends from the ceiling
>* 4-5 small TVs for carrels
>* 1-2 DVDs for carrels (good ones that won't flip out over scratches)
>* 2 new laser printers that could handle high-volume jobs (we'd need
> if we automated the checkout, but not otherwise)
>I need to this information for the "Technology Planning Project."
>Thank you very much!
>Don Kim
>Graduate student
>College of Library and Information Sciences
>University of South Carolina.

Gary Handman
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley, CA 94720-6000