Re: [Videolib] Previewing videos

Lori Stevens (
Mon, 04 Apr 2005 08:26:15 -0600

Hi John,

We don't preview either. I have vendors that I know consistently turn
out a good product, or I read a lot of reviews and I don't worry about
it. If there is something specific I am looking for I will request a
preview BEFORE I buy it, I also do a ton of previewing at National Media
Market. I agree with your dean. It seems a little redundant.


Lori Stevens
Media Librarian
Utah Valley State College Library
Orem, Utah 84058

Buffy: "See, this is a school. And we have students
and they check out books. And then they learn things."

(Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 1997)

>>> 04/01/05 10:09 AM >>>
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
by our Media Circulation department, but our dean just informed my
that he does not want us previewing materials any more. I, in the
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

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