RE: [Videolib] Just to depress you guys

Cartford, Peter, JCL (CartfordP@jocolibrary.org)
Thu, 23 Oct 2003 13:34:56 -0500

Hi Janet,

Got your call re "Fish" on video. Problem is that it sells for around
$495 and they don't discount unless you buy lotsa copies, which we don't
need. I can't see spending half a thousand dollars for what's in
essence a training tape. Plus, since we're charging patrons full
replacement cost-no exceptions (that I know of), any patron who broke or
lost the thing would be in big trouble. And so might we.

I'd love to be able to do it, but I think we have to pass on this one.

PS I just looked it up on the Web and had the price wrong--it's
actually $690 on VHS ($790 on DVD), for a 17 minute program!

PC

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 Cartford,
Peter, JCL
Sent: Monday, October 20, 2003 1:39 PM
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

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