[Videolib] INSIGHT MEDIA VIDEOS ON GEOGRAPHY

Gail Fedak (gfedak@mtsu.edu)
Thu, 30 Sep 2004 11:21:41 -0500

In addition to the price and retitling issues, Insight Media also does not
indicate when titles are part of a set/series and what the other titles are.
One of our faculty requested an Insight title which we found on the
producer's (also distributor's) website as part of a 3 part set. Insight
makes no mention of the set title nor any association with the other titles
of the set. Not an isolated incident.
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Gail B. Fedak
Manager, Instructional Media Resources
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
phone 615-898-2740
fax 615-898-2530
email gfedak@mtsu.edu

----- Original Message -----
From: "Laroi Lawton" <laroi.lawton@bcc.cuny.edu>
To: <videolib@library.berkeley.edu>
Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2004 9:10 AM
Subject: RE: [Videolib] INSIGHT MEDIA VIDEOS ON GEOGRAPHY

> Chris:
> At Bronx Community College we used purchase from Insight Media but
> found that many of their titles are from other distributors. As a
> result, as Deg aptly points out, we would then compare prices with the
> orginal vendor/distributor only to find out that the pricing was indeed
> a lot cheaper.
>
> LaRoi Lawton
> Assistant Professor/Director
> GSL Learning Resources Center
> Library & Learning Resources Department
> Bronx Community College/CUNY
> Bronx, New York 10453
> 718-289-5348
> 718-289-6471(fax)
> laroi.lawton@bcc.cuny.edu
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: deg farrelly [mailto:deg.farrelly@asu.edu]
> Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2004 11:24 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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