Re: [Videolib] Great Courses Series

John Streepy (John.Streepy@cwu.EDU)
Thu, 08 Jan 2004 09:58:06 -0800

I love the Great Courses tapes (now DVD's) and they have been a great
addition to our collection. (I liked the Shakespeare set and how to
appreciate opera, the Russian History and WWII discs are good too) They
may not be very popular at the public library because they are just like
sitting in a class. You have a lecturer giving a course on a subject,
however the lecturers happen to be some of the best in the country, but
it still may put off borrowers and the covers are bland. Great for
colleges, and hi schools as well. If your library is connected with a
community center that does adult learning, they would be helpful. The
information contained is tremendous. If you plan to buy, wait for a
sale on the title you like, I've gotten huge sets for just $99. Their
support is good too.

John H. Streepy
Media Assistant III
Library-Media Circulation
Central Washington University Library
400 E. 8th AVE
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7548

(509) 963-2861

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Has anyone added titles from the Great Courses / The Teaching Company
their collection? They appear to be comprehensive, and would extend
curriculum support level beyond high school. I was wondering how good
are and if any public libraries have added them, or if they are really
better for college/university collections. Thanks in advance.

Becky Tatar
Unit Head, Periodicals, Audiovisual
Aurora Public Library
1 E. Benton Street
Aurora, IL 60505
PHONE: 630-264-4100
FAX: 630-896-3209

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