> 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 [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> 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 [mailto:email@example.com]
> >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