RE: [Videolib] closed captioning questioning

Cummings Cathleen (
Tue, 29 Apr 2003 12:45:22 -0700

Here at Santa Rosa Junior College, Media Services (our own
department in the Library) handles the media collection. Our Disabilities
Resources is funding the captioning project through a grant in order to
comply with the laws to provide access to all of our students. We are
starting with videos in our collection that our interpretors have had to
interpret and which are not available in closed captioned versions. And yes
it is expensive to pay a transcriber and then a captioner, and it's very
time consuming as well. But it's only the right thing to do.

Cathleen Cummings
Media Resources Specialist
Santa Rosa Junior College

-----Original Message-----
From: Jessica Rosner []
Sent: Monday, April 28, 2003 3:59 PM
To: videolib
Subject: [Videolib] closed captioning questioning

Just curious as to how any library can afford to close caption films on
their own. We get requests for permission from time to time and have no
objection but we also have no script. Is it not rather expensive to
transcribe & caption a feature film ? I know there are some places that
give grants for this sort of thing but as far as we know, no one has ever
done this for one of our films. I understand that libraries WANT to get
things CC but it does not seem that practical to me so how do guys handle

Jessica Rosner
Kino International
333 W 39th St. 503
NY NY 10018

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