Re: [Videolib] looking for a needle in the haystack

Gary Handman (
Tue, 09 Aug 2005 08:43:28 -0700


They're all looooooooooong gone...soooooo: I'd go ahead and reformat away,
claiming the rights granted by Section 108 of the copyright law.


At 10:58 AM 8/9/2005 -0400, you wrote:
>I'm hoping someone out there can give guidance...
>Our media library is currently phasing out its U-MATIC collection.
>Needless to say, it's been a nightmare for me to try to find VHS/DVD
>copies of some of the titles that are deemed worthy of keeping (though I
>do get lucky once in a while). I have a 3 part question concerning the
>titles below which are still actively on reserve:
>The pinks and blues (WGBH-TV) / Paramus, N.J. : Time-Life Video, 1981.
>Nova: What time is your body/ Paramus, N.J. : distributed by Time-Life
>Films, 1975, made 1973.
>Monkeys, Apes and man / Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society :
>Released by Films Incorporated, 1971.
>1) Does anyone know who still distributes these, or where I can get
>used VHS copies of them?
>2) If they are truly not available what procedure should be followed to
>get rights to reformat?
>3) Does anyone know of any titles produced in this millennium (HA!)
>that would be suitable substitutes?
>While I'm at it, I have I've already sent separate inquiries about the 2
>titles below to the organizations that produced them and I'm awaiting
>replies. However, maybe someone out there could recommend more timely
>substitutes for them:
>Research methods for studying animal behavior in a zoo setting (c1983)
>Portrait of contemporary jazz dance (c1977)
>As always....THANKS!!
>Chris McN
>Chris McNevins
>Non-Print Coordinator
>University of Connecticut
>Homer Babbidge Library
>369 Fairfield Rd. Unit 2005AM
>Storrs, CT 06269-2005
>PH: 860-486-3842
>FAX: 860-486-6493
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Gary Handman
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley


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