[Videolib] Tee Vee in Academia

Jennifer Stutesman (jennifer.stutesman@wwcc.edu)
Fri, 27 Aug 2004 15:32:21 -0400

Walla Walla Community College has not broadened the collection in this
direction yet. If I got a request from a faculty member, especially in
support of curriculum, I wouldn't have any compunction about buying
such; however, budget's kinda tight, and I'd rather use the $$ to
expand the growing international film collection, or find a feature
film the students might like.
Jen Stutesman
Media Librarian
Walla Walla, WA

----- Original Message -----
From: Gary Handman <ghandman@library.berkeley.edu>
Date: Thursday, August 26, 2004 8:09 pm
Subject: [Videolib] Tee Vee in Academia

> ...and just to broaden this discussion:
> How many academic types out there are venturing into the vast
> wasteland? As I think I mentioned awhile back, I've amassed a
> fair amount
> of programming over the past couple of years, but it always seems
> like a
> crap shoot. I've tried to move along genre lines, along cultural
> construction of race, gender, ethnicity lines, etc...but it's a
> tough go
> compared to feature film. How many seasons of Sex and the City to
> get? Which cop shows will stand as parts of the TV canon? (TV
> what?). I've taken some lead from mass comm and gender studies
> faculty
> (film faculty could care less!), but otherwise, I'm flying pretty
> blind. There's no doubt in my mind that buying this stuff is
> important--like film, TV has become grist for study across the
> disciplinary
> board. Still...
> Colleagues in academe...whaddaya say?
> Gary
> Gary Handman
> Director
> Media Resources Center
> Moffitt Library
> UC Berkeley
> ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
> http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC
> ****
> "Movies are poems, a holy bible, the great mother of us."
> --Ted Berrigan