[Videolib] INSIGHT MEDIA VIDEOS ON GEOGRAPHY

Sarah Johnson (SarahJohnson@polk.edu)
Thu, 30 Sep 2004 11:40:44 -0400

One thing Insight Media is very good at is sending catalogs to EVERY
faculty member on campus. One year a new psychology professor brought us
the catalog with $18K worth of videos marked. We told him we do not use
them as a vendor, but we were able to find his prioritized selections
with other sources. We did have trouble in finding the original titles
in some cases.

Sarah Johnson
Polk Community College
Winter Haven, FL
SarahJohnson@polk.edu

-----Original Message-----
From: videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu
[mailto:videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Pamela Sue
Reeves
Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2004 10:15 AM
To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu
Subject: RE: [Videolib] INSIGHT MEDIA VIDEOS ON GEOGRAPHY

I agree, generally you can find the title from the original producer and
purchase it at a lower price. The original producer will often let you
preview before you purchase a title also and Insight does not.

Pamela Reeves
preeves@uwyo.edu
Manager
University of Wyoming
Audio Visual Services
Dept. #3334
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
(307)766-3184

-----Original Message-----
From: deg farrelly [mailto:deg.farrelly@asu.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2004 9:24 PM
To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu
Subject: Re: [Videolib] INSIGHT MEDIA VIDEOS ON GEOGRAPHY

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
line.

--
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

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