Re: [Videolib] Just to depress you guys

Jessica Rosner (jrosner@kino.com)
Mon, 20 Oct 2003 15:10:10 -0400

Well it is a little more complicated than that
This was a HQ of a major system that had for MANY years run a terrific
AV dept that kept a centralized film & video collection and also arranged
great bulk discount orders for the branch libraries. They dissolved the
system and left each branch to flounder on its own. Personally I have not
received any orders from the branches and assume they went the way of
ordering basic stuff through a major wholesaler. I know some of the branches
are trying to maintain diverse collections but basically the system just
shot itself in the foot
-- 
Jessica Rosner
Kino International
333 W 39th St. 503
NY NY 10018
jrosner@kino.com

> From: "Cartford, Peter, JCL" <CartfordP@jocolibrary.org> > Reply-To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu > Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2003 13:39:12 -0500 > To: <videolib@library.berkeley.edu> > Subject: RE: [Videolib] Just to depress you guys > > I find this hard to believe--in fact, I find it impossible to believe. > Any public library that stopped buying AV at this point would be > committing public service suicide. If our usage patterns are any > indication, AV materials account for at least 25% of total circ in most > public libraries. Are you sure it wasn't a case of change in > organizational structure whereby collection development has been picked > up by another department but the form letter doesn't bother to mention > that? > > Just wondering (and shocked), > > Peter > > Peter Cartford > AV Librarian > Johnson County Library > Overland Park, KS > 913-495-2496 > cartfordp@jocolibrary.org > > -----Original Message----- > From: videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu > [mailto:videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Jessica > Rosner > Sent: Monday, October 20, 2003 12:03 PM > To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu > Subject: Re: [Videolib] Just to depress you guys > > Public. Don't tell me things have gotten that bad in the Academic > libraries > too > -- > Jessica Rosner > Kino International > 333 W 39th St. 503 > NY NY 10018 > jrosner@kino.com > >> From: "Cummings Cathleen" <ccummings@santarosa.edu> >> Reply-To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu >> Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2003 09:47:42 -0700 >> To: <videolib@library.berkeley.edu> >> Subject: RE: [Videolib] Just to depress you guys >> >> Jessica - just curious, was that from a public or academic library? >> >> ~Cath >> Cathleen Cummings >> Santa Rosa Junior College >> Media Resources Specialist >> 1501 Mendocino Avenue >> Santa Rosa, Ca 95401 >> 707 524-1614 >> >> >> >> -----Original Message----- >> From: Jessica Rosner [mailto:jrosner@kino.com] >> Sent: Sunday, October 19, 2003 1:07 PM >> To: videolib >> Subject: [Videolib] Just to depress you guys >> >> >> Received a form letter last week regarding what had been one of the > nation's >> best AV collections. It had been closed some months ago but still the > letter >> makes the current state of media in libraries about as depressing as >> possible. It reads "Please remove (name redacted to protect the > guilty) from >> your mailing list. We no longer have a Media Services Division nor an > Audio >> Visual Division and we no longer purchase audio-visual materials or > books >> for our member libraries" >> >> Just thought you would all enjoy that >> >> Jesica >> -- >> Jessica Rosner >> Kino International >> 333 W 39th St. 503 >> NY NY 10018 >> jrosner@kino.com >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Videolib mailing list >> Videolib@library.berkeley.edu >> http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/mailman/listinfo/videolib >> >> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Videolib mailing list >> Videolib@library.berkeley.edu >> http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/mailman/listinfo/videolib > > _______________________________________________ > Videolib mailing list > Videolib@library.berkeley.edu > http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/mailman/listinfo/videolib > > _______________________________________________ > Videolib mailing list > Videolib@library.berkeley.edu > http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/mailman/listinfo/videolib

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