RE: Spanish Videos

Brigid Duffy (
Thu, 12 Sep 2002 08:25:04 -0700 (PDT)

Comparison shopping is the rule, whenever possible, isn't it? Don't pick on
Insight Media alone - check EVERYBODY!

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

>Here! Here! The price difference can really be amazing. I never order from
>Insight without checking elsewhere first!
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Susan Albrecht []
>Sent: Thursday, September 12, 2002 10:01 AM
>To: Multiple recipients of list
>Subject: Re: Spanish Videos
>I've been thinking of writing in on the topic of Insight Media but have
>held my tongue (or, rather, fingers) until now. I feel the need to express
>a HUGE concern regarding Insight Media.
>Just this month alone, I have managed to order "Insight Media" titles from
>other sources (typically their original source) for a total of $580
>compared to the $1055 I would have had to spend ordering from
>Insight. They send out nicely packaged, subject-specific brochures, which
>profs love because they don't have to fight their way through a huge
>catalog, but I've decided NEVER to order a title from IM w/o looking
>elsewhere first. Occasionally the title has been reworked slightly (as in
>Design of the Modern TheatER vs. Design of the Modern TheatRE), but they're
>usually out there.
>Caveat emptor!!
>Susan at Wabash College
>At 06:50 AM 9/12/02 -0700, you wrote:
>>Insight Media has a sizeable collection of materials on Spain and Spanish
>>literature. I would be happy to send you a catalogue. You can also check
>>our webpage at and click on the Foreign Language page.
>>Elana Joffe
>>Insight Media, Inc.
>>At 09:40 AM 9/12/02, you wrote:
>> > Does anyone know of any particularly good videos and their sources in
>> > English or Spanish dealing with the history of Spain, Medieval Spain, or
>> > about Don Quixote, or Lazarillo de Tormes. I'm also interested in media
>> > distribution sources (paper catalog or web based catalog) that deal with
>> > Spanish topics in general (preferably Iberian peninsula Spain not Latin
>> > American) in Spanish or English.
>> > I've already looked at Facets' Spanish Video Catalog.
>> > Please post your responses to the list. Thank you for your help. We
>> > have new Spanish instructors and they are looking for new materials.
>> >
>> >
>> >Dave Ofiara
>> >
>> >Media Librarian
>> >
>> >Adirondack
>> >
>> >Community College
>> >
>> >Queensbury, N.Y.l
>>Elana B. Joffe
>>Insight Media, Inc.
>>2162 Broadway
>>New York, NY 10024
>>(212) 721-6316 x103
>>(917) 441-3194 Fax
>Susan Albrecht
>Acquisitions Coordinator
>Wabash College Lilly Library
>Crawfordsville, IN
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