deg farrelly (deg.farrelly@asu.edu)
Wed, 29 Sep 2004 20:23:55 -0700

In a way this is like asking if the books Amazon sells are good.

My understanding is that Insight is not a producer, but a distributor of
selected titles. Or more acturately, a re-distributor, since many of the
titles Insight carries are also distributed by other companies.

It's hard to tell much more since Insight's mailings describe the videos
they distribute, but don't provide the name of the producer, date, and other
pertinent information.

While we have purchased from Insight in the past, generally we try to find
the content from the original producer, often at a lower price.

I'd be interested in hearing others' perceptions of the Insight product

deg farrelly, Associate Librarian
Arizona State University West Library
PO Box 37100 
Phoenix, Arizona  85069-7100
Phone:  602.543.8522
Email:  deg.farrelly@asu.edu

> From: Chris McNevins <Chris.McNevins@uconn.edu> > Reply-To: "videolib@library.berkeley.edu" <videolib@library.berkeley.edu> > Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2004 18:46:19 -0400 > To: "'videolib@library.berkeley.edu '" <videolib@library.berkeley.edu> > Subject: [Videolib] INSIGHT MEDIA VIDEOS ON GEOGRAPHY > > I have a geography prof who wants to know if Insight Media puts out good > videos. He found a title of theirs that interests him, but he hasn't > found a colleague who can vouch for them. Do you have any info on the > quality of their videos in this area? In the past we've ordered > Sociology/Psychology videos from Insight. However, my link on this food > chain is acquisitions, not collection development, so I'm neither in the > capacity nor have the expertise to evaluate. > > Any help would be greatly appreciated. > > Chris McNevins > Non-Print Acquisitions Coordinator