RE: [Videolib] Great Courses on DVD

John Hoskyns-Abrahall (John@bullfrogfilms.com)
Fri, 8 Apr 2005 12:35:27 -0400

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Well said, sir! And it could be applied to many other aspects of our
society.
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John

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From: videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu
[mailto:videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Gary Handman
Sent: Friday, April 08, 2005 12:01 PM
To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu
Subject: RE: [Videolib] Great Courses on DVD

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. =20

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.
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Periodicals/Audiovisuals
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Aurora Public Library
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Phone: 630-264-4100
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FAX: 630-896-3209
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From: videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu
[mailto:videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Blaine
Waterman
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Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2005 3:54 PM
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To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu
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Subject: [Videolib] Great Courses on DVD
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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???
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Blaine Waterman
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AV Center Librarian
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San Francisco Public Library
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100 Larkin Street
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San Francisco, CA 94102
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(415)557-4461
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bwaterman@sfpl.org=20
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From: videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu
[mailto:videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Diane
Sybeldon
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Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2005 11:36 AM
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To: VIDEOLIB
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Subject: [Videolib] lending video and film
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Perhaps you've been discussing this of late and I missed
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but here goes...
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Has anyone changed their NO ILL LENDING policy for
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and film to a lending policy?
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And if so, why?
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We just went live with INN-Reach - an Innovative based
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borrowing system for a potential of 800 libraries
including
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public, academic, medical, and other special libraries.=20
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Only one of the 35 libraries who are up and running so
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Increasing circulation figures for expensive educational
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films with low circulation would seem like a plus.
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Making expensive items available to libraries that can't
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purchase them seems like another.
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Borrowing Blockbuster features seems like a negative.
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Lending older format items to libraries who still have
playing
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equipment for laser disks, 16mm film, seems like
another.
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Any comments?
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Diane Sybeldon
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Information Services Librarian:
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Subject Specialist in Art and Art History,=20
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Music, Theatre, Dance, Film Studies
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and Media Collection
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1210 Adamany Undergraduate Library
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Wayne State University
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Detroit, Michigan 48202
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Phone: 313-577-4480
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Fax: 313-577-5265
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E-mail: diane.sybeldon@wayne.edu
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Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC

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Well said, sir!  And it could be applied = to many=20 other aspects of our society.
 
   John


From: = videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu=20 [mailto:videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Gary=20 Handman
Sent: Friday, April 08, 2005 12:01 PM
To:=20 videolib@library.berkeley.edu
Subject: RE: [Videolib] Great = Courses on=20 DVD

Look...I ain't a public librarian, so I can't really talk = about life=20 in the trenches there...BUT:  I will say even in academe, if you = don't have=20 someone on board to:   buy the unique and enlightening stuff,=20 publicize the obscure and wonderful, serve as viewers' advisory, act as = advocate=20 for quality programming, make sure the bibliographic access is = effective, all=20 that's ever gonna get checked out is Dumb and Dumber.  The = public--academic=20 and otherwise--often doesn't know what it doesn't know.  The = Hollywood=20 glitz gets the publicity--THAT they know.  All the other stuff = often falls=20 off the public radar.  It's our job to build collections that serve = the=20 broad base of need and potential need and to make sure our users are = aware of=20 what's available and why it's cool and important. =20

Gary


At 08:45 AM 4/8/2005 -0500, you wrote:
In the last couple of issues of Video Librarian, Randy has = had reviews=20 of a few titles, and the titles received good reviews.  My = concern with=20 them is how many people would really check them=20 out.
 
 

Becky Tatar<?xml:namespace = prefix =3D=20 o ns =3D "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"=20 />

Periodicals/Audiovisuals

Aurora Public = Library

1 E.=20 Benton Street

Aurora, IL   60505

Phone:=20 630-264-4100

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=20 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=20 many of their courses on DVD as well as audio formats. Ive received = a few=20 requests for these but wonder if theres any pointare they very = visual, or=20 just people talking at lecterns???



 
Blaine=20 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=20 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=20 I missed it,

but here goes...



 
Has anyone changed their NO ILL = LENDING policy=20 for videos

and film to a lending = policy?

And if so, why?



 
We just went live with INN-Reach - = an Innovative=20 based consortial

borrowing system for a potential of = 800=20 libraries including

public, academic, medical, and other = special=20 libraries.

Only one of the 35 libraries who are = up and=20 running so far

has offered to lend.



 
Increasing circulation figures for = expensive=20 educational

films with low circulation would = seem like a=20 plus.

Making expensive items available to = libraries=20 that can't

purchase them seems like = another.

Borrowing Blockbuster features seems = like a=20 negative.

Lending older format items to = libraries who=20 still have playing

equipment for laser disks, 16mm = film, seems like=20 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=20 Library
UC Berkeley
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC

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"Movies=20 are poems, a holy bible, the great mother of=20 us."
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