Re: Media Reference sources

Robin Feinland (
Fri, 12 Jul 2002 10:42:15 -0700 (PDT)

>Hi again all,

Well, other than Gary's response and one other, I haven't heard from
anyone about Media Reference print sources they have on standing
order and cannot do without. While Gary's suggestion to check his
book on Video Collection Development is a good one, I don't yet have
it and my meeting is this coming Monday. Anyone have any print
resources to plug? Should I assume people are not interested, and/or
don't use them much?

Thanks much (again) for any input. If helpful, my original message
appears below. Thanks and sorry to ask again.


>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
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