LaRoi Lawton, Director
Gerald S. Lieblich Learning Resource Center
Library & Learning Resources Dept.
Bronx Community College
Bronx, NY 10453
----- Original Message -----
From: "Roberta Astroff" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Multiple recipients of list" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, January 28, 2002 9:43 AM
Subject: Re: video approval plans?
> But this sounds exactly like the relationship between monograph selectors,
> academic life and approval plans for books.
> Roberta Astroff
> Penn State
> At 11:48 AM 1/26/2002 -0800, you wrote:
> >Re video approval plans.
> >One word: ugggggggggggggggggggggggg!
> >Even if such a beast did exist (and it doesn't, particularly for
> >academic libraries), 20 years in this business
> >tells me that
> >leaving the selection of video up to a third party would be courting
> >certain disaster. It's hard enough for full-time media librarians to
> >this off...leaving it up to profit-driven outsiders would be madness.
> >Selection in academic libraries is a matter of weighing curricular and
> >research needs against market availability--that's a trick that requires
> >eternal vigilance, constant participation in the academic life of campus,
> >an intimate knowledge of both mainstream and independent filmmaking, and
> >close connection to colleagues with similar collections. We ain't
> >books here...
> >Gary Handman
> >Media Resources Center
> >Moffitt Library
> >UC Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
> >"You are looking into the mind of home video. It is innocent, it is
> >it is determined, it is real" --Don DeLillo, Underworld
> >On Fri, 25 Jan 2002, Linda Engelberg wrote:
> > > My administrator is asking about video approval plans for
> > > can't imagine that there is such a thing? Tho I believe that
> > > Media was offering some kind of a service, but I don't think it was at
> > > University level. Can anyone offer comments or information. thanx
> > > aloha.
> > >
> > > Linda Engelberg
> > > Video Librarian
> > > Wong Audiovisual Center
> > > Sinclair Library
> > > University of Hawaii
> > > Honolulu, HI 96822
> > > (808) 956-5414
> > > FAX (808) 956-5952
> > > firstname.lastname@example.org
> > >
> > >