Re: video title lists for patrons

Brigid Duffy (
Thu, 29 Nov 2001 14:04:24 -0800 (PST)

We have print copies of our catalog available at our service counter and at
the Library's Media Access Center (student viewing facility). Some people
are more comfortable with print, some find it faster; I know at least one
professor with a visual impairment, who cannot read computer screens.

Maintaining a print catalog is time-consuming, expensive and cumbersome.
But it's important to make information as accessible as possible. Please
maintain your print lists as long as you can.

Brigid Duffy
Audio Visual/ITV Center
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132-4200

>Hello vidlibbers:
>I'm looking for advice from academic media librarians.
>Do you make (paper) video title lists available for patrons?
>Ours is an OPEN COLLECTION and so it is probably not
>necessary to provide such a resource, but....
>In the past we have had them available for browsing.
>We've had video, laser disc and dvd lists.
>The video list breaks down by feature and non-feature only,
>otherwise it is a simple alphabetical title list.
>I'd like to keep them, but the time required to update
>is a problem.
>Any feedback will be appreciated.
>Diane Sybeldon
>Instruction/Media Librarian
>David Adamany Undergraduate Library
>Wayne State University
>Detroit, Michigan 48202
>(313) 577-4480 (voice)
>(313) 577-5265 (fax)
> (email)