Re: Media Reference sources

Robin Feinland (
Mon, 1 Jul 2002 11:53:55 -0700 (PDT)

>Thanks much Gary! I will see if I can order this book and will take
>another look at the UCB list.


> 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

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