Re: [Videolib] Core Video Collection Advice

John Streepy (John.Streepy@cwu.EDU)
Wed, 06 Aug 2003 10:39:30 -0700

I'm a big fan of the National Film Registry List not all of it is
available but what is out there is good.
Here's the link
>>> 08/05/03 02:01PM >>>

The Head of Acquisitions at my library has asked me to create a core
collection of "classic" videos that we would always have in our
collection and replace if any were damaged or missing. He didn't give

me any guidelines such as how many titles, what time period, etc. So
it's up to me (and possibly a small committee) to come up with some
defined perimeters.

Any advice from the group? I know the AFI Top 100 list is out
there...and many others. But defining "classic" seems like a pretty
huge task! I'd appreciate any input. I'm specifically looking for
titles that are appropriate for a public library setting.

Thanks so much!

Julie Hill, Sights & Sounds Manager
St. Joseph County Public Library
304 S. Main St.
South Bend, IN 46601

phone: 547 282-4608
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John H. Streepy
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Central Washington University Library
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