RE: [Videolib] Great Courses on DVD

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Fri, 08 Apr 2005 08:25:08 -0700

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Look...I ain't a public librarian, so I can't really talk about life in the
trenches there...BUT: I will say even in academe, if you don't have
someone on board to: buy the unique and enlightening stuff, publicize the
obscure and wonderful, serve as viewers' advisory, act as advocate for
quality programming, make sure the bibliographic access is effective, all
that's ever gonna get checked out is Dumb and Dumber. The public--academic
and otherwise--often doesn't know what it doesn't know. The Hollywood
glitz gets the publicity--THAT they know. All the other stuff often falls
off the public radar. It's our job to build collections that serve the
broad base of need and potential need and to make sure our users are aware
of what's available and why it's cool and important.

Gary

At 08:45 AM 4/8/2005 -0500, you wrote:
>In the last couple of issues of Video Librarian, Randy has had reviews of
>a few titles, and the titles received good reviews. My concern with them
>is how many people would really check them out.
>
>
>
>Becky Tatar<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =
>"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
>
>Periodicals/Audiovisuals
>
>Aurora Public Library
>
>1 E. Benton Street
>
>Aurora, IL 60505
>
>Phone: 630-264-4100
>
>FAX: 630-896-3209
>
>bltata@aurora.lib.il.us
>
>www.aurora.lib.il.us
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu
>[mailto:videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Blaine Waterman
>Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2005 3:54 PM
>To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu
>Subject: [Videolib] Great Courses on DVD
>
>The Teaching Company now offers many of their courses on DVD as well as
>audio formats. Ive received a few requests for these but wonder if theres
>any pointare 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: <mailto:diane.sybeldon@wayne.edu>diane.sybeldon@wayne.edu

Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC

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"Movies are poems, a holy bible, the great mother of us."
--Ted Berrigan
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Look...I ain't a public librarian, so I can't really talk about life in the trenches there...BUT:  I will say even in academe, if you don't have someone on board to:   buy the unique and enlightening stuff, publicize the obscure and wonderful, serve as viewers' advisory, act as advocate for quality programming, make sure the bibliographic access is effective, all that's ever gonna get checked out is Dumb and Dumber.  The public--academic and otherwise--often doesn't know what it doesn't know.  The Hollywood glitz gets the publicity--THAT they know.  All the other stuff often falls off the public radar.  It's our job to build collections that serve the broad base of need and potential need and to make sure our users are aware of what's available and why it's cool and important. 

Gary


At 08:45 AM 4/8/2005 -0500, you wrote:

In the last couple of issues of Video Librarian, Randy has had reviews of a few titles, and the titles received good reviews.  My concern with them is how many people would really check them out.
 
 

Becky Tatar<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

Periodicals/Audiovisuals

Aurora Public Library

1 E. Benton Street

Aurora, IL   60505

Phone: 630-264-4100

FAX: 630-896-3209

bltata@aurora.lib.il.us

www.aurora.lib.il.us

 
-----Original Message-----
From: videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu [mailto:videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Blaine Waterman
Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2005 3:54 PM
To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu
Subject: [Videolib] Great Courses on DVD

The Teaching Company now offers many of their courses on DVD as well as audio formats. Ive received a few requests for these but wonder if theres any pointare 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

Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC

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"Movies are poems, a holy bible, the great mother of us."
               --Ted Berrigan

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