RE: [Videolib] Great Courses on DVD

Gerald A. Notaro (notaro@stpt.usf.edu)
Fri, 8 Apr 2005 16:10:04 -0400 (EDT)

Ours circulate quite well also. And they are failry inexpensive,
especially when they are on sale. Yes, they are a bit dry, but who says
all instruction is exciting :)

Jerry

Lori Stevens said:
> 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.
>>
>>
>>
>>Becky Tatar<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =
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>>
>>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
>
> ****
>
> "Movies are poems, a holy bible, the great mother of us."
> --Ted Berrigan
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