[Videolib] Television series for academic collections

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Wed, 14 Jul 2004 12:06:12 -0700


I've been collecting TV (god help me) for a couple of years" we've hired a
couple of new mass comm faculty who are big into the tube. I've tried
(somewhat perfunctorily, I'll admit) to build a collection with genre
samplings (eg: drama, cop, sit com, reality tv, etc.) Unless there's a
compelling reason to go long (such as a specific faculty request), I've
generally bought a season or two. Take a look at

At 10:16 AM 7/14/2004 -0700, you wrote:
>Hello all,
>With the summer heat in full effect here in Ellensburg, thoughts turn
>to collection development. I have for some time been trying to think of
>various television series to propose to purchase for our collection.
>This seems like a good time for this as it is becoming popular (read
>profitable) for companies to release full seasons of various series, so
>there is a good selection. I was wondering what has been some of your
>best purchases in this area. Do you buy whole seasons, whole series,
>or just get a sampling? For an academic library, I would think sampling
>would be best, but sometimes that is not an option.
>John H. Streepy
>Media Assistant III
>Library-Media Circulation
>Central Washington University Library
>400 E. 8th AVE
>Ellensburg, WA 98926-7548
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Gary Handman
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley


"Movies are poems, a holy bible, the great mother of us."
--Ted Berrigan