Re: [Videolib] Vendors for Academic Media centers

Gail Fedak (
Tue, 9 Sep 2003 10:21:50 -0500

There are several distributors that offer one-stop-shopping, but these
typically do not provide preview privileges. And no one vendor offers
everything. I even had one vendor tell me they could not permit previewing
of their materials because doing so would cause them to violate the
copyright law!

I assume that you are talking about previewing non-theatrical material. If
so, you will have to go to the original distributors for that privilege.
Stand your ground to use as many vendors as necessary to purchase the
content you need for your collection. You might even quote your
institution's mission statement if it includes something along the line of
"providing quality education" as part of your rationale to continue using
the vendors you need.
Good luck,
Gail B. Fedak
Manager, Instructional Media Resources
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
phone 615-898-2740
fax 615-898-2530

----- Original Message -----
From: "Laroi Lawton" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 2003 9:01 AM
Subject: [Videolib] Vendors for Academic Media centers

> Dear Colleagues:
> With such an extensive overview of people on this listserv, I was
wondering if any of you are aware of any One vendor that a media center
could use to preview and order items from. In a recent move to streamline
efficiency, our business department has asked the library and media center
to attempt to find one vendor for all of our orders. This has proven
successful with the print items but not with our media items. We use a
number of vendors and even shop around for better pricing. For many years we
have used a wide variety of vendors and each time I inform the powers that
be that the range of specialties is too wide to utilize one vendor, I am
told to keep looking. Professional Media was suggested and called but I have
yet to get a phone call back from them on this matter. Are there any other
vendors out there that specialize in this one shop format?
> Any suggestions, or ideas would be appreciated.
> LaRoi Lawton, Asst. prof./Director
> GSL Learning Resources Center
> Library & Learning Resources Dept.
> Bronx Community College
> Bronx, NY 10453
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