RE: [Videolib] Great Courses on DVD

Lori Stevens (STEVENLO@uvsc.edu)
Fri, 08 Apr 2005 11:42:51 -0600

Hello all,
I was the one who reviewed them for Randy. I have been quite favorably
impressed with them. Ours circulate as well as the public library's,
usually to students who are having trouble with a class, motivated HS
students who want to challenge a class, or people who are life long
learners who prefer to learn this way without tuition, fees, or
deadlines. I did and do promote them and whenever we get a new one I
fire off an email to the faculty of that department who have loved what
they have seen so far. Buy a couple of titles and try them out.

Lori

>>> ghandman@library.berkeley.edu 04/08/05 9:25 AM >>>
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.
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>Becky Tatar<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =
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>Periodicals/Audiovisuals
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>Aurora Public Library
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>1 E. Benton Street
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>Aurora, IL 60505
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>Phone: 630-264-4100
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>FAX: 630-896-3209
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>bltata@aurora.lib.il.us
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>www.aurora.lib.il.us
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>-----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
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>
>
>Perhaps you've been discussing this of late and I missed it,
>
>but here goes...
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>Has anyone changed their NO ILL LENDING policy for videos
>
>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 consortial
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>borrowing system for a potential of 800 libraries including
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>public, academic, medical, and other special libraries.
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>Only one of the 35 libraries who are up and running so far
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>has offered to lend.
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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
>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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