RE: [Videolib] Previewing videos

Eileen Simmons (
Fri, 1 Apr 2005 12:35:42 -0800

We have never done it here. We don't have the time or the staff. When you say you do this for quality control, I'm not sure if you mean you are checking to be sure the tape/DVD works properly, or if you want to be sure that meets your aesthetic/critical criteria. Either way I can't see a reason to do this, anymore than I can imagine requiring staff to read every book that comes in.

Eileen Simmons
Everett Public Library
Everett, WA

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of John Streepy
Sent: Friday, April 01, 2005 9:09 AM
Subject: [Videolib] Previewing videos

Hello all,
just a quick question for this happy Friday: Who in your library
previews your videos (meaning quaily control after you have purchased,
not evailuate for possible purchase)? Here it has been tradionally done
by our Media Circulation department, but our dean just informed my boss
that he does not want us previewing materials any more. I, in the hope
of providing a convincing argument against this new policy, would like
to get a handle on how other libraries do what I think is a necessary
part of our job

John H. Streepy
Media Assistant III
Library-Media Circulation
James E. Brooks Library
Central Washington University
400 East University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7548

(509) 963-2861
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