Re: [Videolib] Great Courses on DVD

Meghann Matwichuk (mtwchk@udel.edu)
Thu, 07 Apr 2005 09:46:57 -0400

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I've taken a glance or two at the Great Courses that we have purchased
based on faculty request, and they are mostly people talking at lecterns
(visuals are mostly shots of maps, etc.). They don't take advantage of
the medium and are pretty dry in my opinion, but we do have several dvd
sets that faculty will base their entire courses on. In talking with
one of these instructors, I learned that he used the dvds to prepare
/himself/ for classes, and didn't necessarily use the dvds in his
classroom. So, they are used quite a bit, and we will continue to
acquire them as we get requests from faculty. I think if I was in a
public library I might be a little more hesitant to purchase them, but
you do get a lot of information for the price of the set. I might buy
one or two courses that there have been several requests for and seeing
how they circulate.

Best,

******************************
Meghann R. Matwichuk
Instructional Media Department
Morris Library
University of Delaware
181 S. College Ave.
Newark, DE 19717
(302) 831-1475

Blaine Waterman wrote:

> The Teaching Company now offers many of their courses on DVD as well
> as audio formats. I've received a few requests for these but wonder if
> there's any point--are they very visual, or just people talking at
> lecterns???
>
>
>
> Blaine Waterman
> AV Center Librarian
> San Francisco Public Library
> 100 Larkin Street
> San Francisco, CA 94102
> (415)557-4461
> bwaterman@sfpl.org
>
> -----Original Message-----
> *From:* videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu
> [mailto:videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu] *On Behalf Of *Diane
> Sybeldon
> *Sent:* Wednesday, April 06, 2005 11:36 AM
> *To:* VIDEOLIB
> *Subject:* [Videolib] lending video and film
>
>
>
> Perhaps you've been discussing this of late and I missed it,
>
> but here goes...
>
>
>
> Has anyone changed their NO ILL LENDING policy for videos
>
> and film to a lending policy?
>
> And if so, why?
>
>
>
> We just went live with INN-Reach - an Innovative based consortial
>
> borrowing system for a potential of 800 libraries including
>
> public, academic, medical, and other special libraries.
>
> Only one of the 35 libraries who are up and running so far
>
> has offered to lend.
>
>
>
> Increasing circulation figures for expensive educational
>
> films with low circulation would seem like a plus.
>
> Making expensive items available to libraries that can't
>
> purchase them seems like another.
>
> Borrowing Blockbuster features seems like a negative.
>
> Lending older format items to libraries who still have playing
>
> equipment for laser disks, 16mm film, seems like another.
>
>
>
> Any comments?
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Diane Sybeldon
> Information Services Librarian:
> Subject Specialist in Art and Art History,
> Music, Theatre, Dance, Film Studies
> and Media Collection
>
>
>
> 1210 Adamany Undergraduate Library
> Wayne State University
> Detroit, Michigan 48202
> Phone: 313-577-4480
> Fax: 313-577-5265
> E-mail: diane.sybeldon@wayne.edu <mailto:diane.sybeldon@wayne.edu>
>

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I've taken a glance or two at the Great Courses that we have purchased based on faculty request, and they are mostly people talking at lecterns (visuals are mostly shots of maps, etc.).  They don't take advantage of the medium and are pretty dry in my opinion, but we do have several dvd sets that faculty will base their entire courses on.  In talking with one of these instructors, I learned that he used the dvds to prepare himself for classes, and didn't necessarily use the dvds in his classroom.  So, they are used quite a bit, and we will continue to acquire them as we get requests from faculty.  I think if I was in a public library I might be a little more hesitant to purchase them, but you do get a lot of information for the price of the set.  I might buy one or two courses that there have been several requests for and seeing how they circulate.

Best,

******************************
Meghann R. Matwichuk
Instructional Media Department
Morris Library
University of Delaware
181 S. College Ave.
Newark, DE  19717
(302) 831-1475


Blaine Waterman wrote:

The Teaching Company now offers many of their courses on DVD as well as audio formats. I’ve received a few requests for these but wonder if there’s any point—are they very visual, or just people talking at lecterns???

 

Blaine Waterman
AV Center Librarian
San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415)557-4461
bwaterman@sfpl.org

-----Original Message-----
From: videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu [mailto:videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Diane Sybeldon
Sent:
Wednesday, April 06, 2005 11:36 AM
To: VIDEOLIB
Subject: [Videolib] lending video and film

 

Perhaps you've been discussing this of late and I missed it,

but here goes...

 

Has anyone changed their NO ILL LENDING policy for videos

and film to a lending policy?

And if so, why?

 

We just went live with INN-Reach - an Innovative based consortial

borrowing system for a potential of 800 libraries including

public, academic, medical, and other special libraries. 

Only one of the 35 libraries who are up and running so far

has offered to lend.

 

Increasing circulation figures for expensive educational

films with low circulation would seem like a plus.

Making expensive items available to libraries that can't

purchase them seems like another.

Borrowing Blockbuster features seems like a negative.

Lending older format items to libraries who still have playing

equipment for laser disks, 16mm film, seems like another.

 

Any comments?

 

 

 

 

Diane Sybeldon
Information Services Librarian:
Subject Specialist in Art and Art History,
Music, Theatre, Dance, Film Studies
and Media Collection

 

1210 Adamany Undergraduate Library
Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan 48202
Phone: 313-577-4480
Fax: 313-577-5265
E-mail: diane.sybeldon@wayne.edu

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