[Videolib] advise regarding acquisitions

Sun, 13 Mar 2005 22:33:47 -0500


I'm working with a media arts organization, which programs regular
screenings at a number of art house theatres around the city while also
teaching a variety of classes covering cinema studies, film and video
production, photography, and media literacy for both college credit and
community credit/interest.

They currently have a very small media arts oriented library, but they
recently received a grant that will allow them to purchase a tremendous
number of new library edition books. The individuals who work in the
library have asked me for advise regarding acquisitions.

I have suggested that they develop at least a rough collection
development policy, to provide a better understanding of their current
collection and to determine what their users need and what future
curricula may demand.

My question is regarding the best potential sources, both for price and
timing, for purchasing library edition media oriented books.

Thank you very much for your time and I really do appreciate any


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