Re: Media Reference sources

Gary Handman (
Mon, 1 Jul 2002 09:35:47 -0700 (PDT)

Hi... the risk of sounding like Mr. Self-serving (once again): the
recently-published Greenwood book on Video Collection Development has a
knock-out chapter by Becky Albitz on essential video resources. There are
also chapters on essential resources for building cultural diversity
collections; collections of alternative media; cinema for public and
academic libraries...

See: for

By the by: altho not updated since 99' the UCB resources listing is still
pretty much up to date...not all that much has been added to the battery of
essential video librarian resources...

At 08:28 AM 6/25/2002 -0700, you wrote:
> >Hi all,
> >I apologize in advance if this has already been discussed, but I'd
> >love to hear from others on this list what they consider "must have"
> >print resources that they have on standing order for media reference
> >and collection development. We are in the process of re-evaluating
> >reference books that we have on standing order (especially since so
> >much info is available on the web) and I want to make sure I'm not
> >missing anything critical. Can others share any print resources
> >they feel they cannot do without (if any)? I think UCAL Berkeley's
> >MRC had a good list of media reference tools up on the web, but I
> >think this was last updated in 1999 (someone please let me know if
> >I'm wrong about this). Anybody find something new, perhaps
> >addressing newer formats, that is particulary useful? Any older
> >sources, such as Bowker's Complete Video Directory, you still find
> >crucial to have?
>Thanks in advance for any input.
>Robin G. Feinland Phone: (617) 349-8863
>Media Resources Specialist Fax: (617) 349-8867
>Ludcke Library e-mail:
>Lesley University
>30 Mellen Street
>Cambridge, MA 02138

Gary Handman
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley