Re: [Videolib] Previewing videos

Gail Fedak (gfedak@mtsu.edu)
Thu, 1 Sep 2005 16:38:26 -0500

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Beth,
If a faculty member asks for several previews from a company that =
charges a preview fee of $15 or more per title (whether they call it S&H =
or whatever), we ask the faculty member if he knows whether his =
department would be willing to share the cost. This question usually =
makes the faculty member reconsider how many titles he wants to order. =
The likelyhood that he will then ask us to purchase what is ordered is =
higher because he selects his preview requests with a more critical eye. =
We pay all the S&H on titles with lower charges. We also refer the =
faculty member to on-line preview clips when they're available. These =
are not always well received because they are generally so short. We =
consider reasonable S&H to be part of the cost of doing business. I =
would rather spend some money on S&H than on programs that, after being =
purchased, faculty members decide are not worth their using in class - =
especially on medical titles, which can be quite expensive.
Hope this helps,
Gail

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Gail B. Fedak, Manager
Instructional Media Resources
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
phone 615-898-2740
fax 615-898-2530
email gfedak@mtsu.edu
----- Original Message -----=20
From: Beth Burleigh=20
To: Videolib@library.berkeley.edu=20
Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 7:37 AM
Subject: [Videolib] Previewing videos

Good Morning,
The faculty at our college sometimes wish to preview a video or DVD =
before purchasing. This is especially true with nursing videos. This can =
be costly because if the video is not purchased we are to pay for the =
shipping and handling both ways and sometimes it is a percentage of the =
cost of the video. It eats away at our budget to purchase.

We have thought about ILL because we do ILL with our videos. Another =
idea was to set up a special fund. We are also considering charging the =
departments. Has anyone done any of these idea and have any of these =
worked?

We were wondering how other universities handle previewing of videos =
or DVDs for their faculty. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. =

Thanks,
Beth Burleigh

Beth Burleigh
Acquisitions Specialist,
Periodicals and Electronic Resources
Penn College Library
Dif#69
One College Ave.
Williamsport, PA 17701-5799
Phone: (570) 320-2400 ext. 7454
Fax: (570) 327-4503
e-mail bburleig@pct.edu
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Beth,
If a faculty member asks for several previews = from a=20 company that charges a preview fee of $15 or more per title (whether = they call=20 it S&H or whatever), we ask the faculty member if he knows whether = his=20 department would be willing to share the cost. This question usually = makes the=20 faculty member reconsider how many titles he wants to = order. The=20 likelyhood that he will then ask us to purchase what is ordered is = higher=20 because he selects his preview requests with a more critical eye. = We pay=20 all the S&H on titles with lower charges. We also refer the faculty = member=20 to on-line preview clips when they're available. These are not always = well=20 received because they are generally so short. We = consider reasonable=20 S&H to be part of the cost of doing business. I would rather = spend some=20 money on S&H than on programs that, after being purchased, faculty = members=20 decide are not worth their using in class - especially on medical = titles, which=20 can be quite expensive.
Hope this helps,
Gail
 
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Gail B. Fedak,=20 Manager
Instructional Media Resources
Middle Tennessee State=20 University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
phone  615-898-2740
fax=20 615-898-2530
email  gfedak@mtsu.edu
----- Original Message -----
From:=20 Beth = Burleigh=20
To: Videolib@library.berkeley.e= du=20
Sent: Thursday, September 01, = 2005 7:37=20 AM
Subject: [Videolib] Previewing=20 videos

Good Morning,
The faculty at our college sometimes wish to preview a video = or DVD=20 before purchasing. This is especially true with nursing videos. This = can be=20 costly because if the video is not purchased we are to pay for the = shipping=20 and handling both ways and sometimes it is a percentage of the cost of = the=20 video. It eats away at our budget to purchase.
 
We have thought about ILL because we do ILL with our videos. = Another idea=20 was to set up a special fund. We are also considering charging = the=20 departments. Has anyone done any of these idea and have any of these=20 worked?
 
We were wondering how other universities handle previewing = of videos=20 or DVDs for their faculty. Any suggestions would be greatly = appreciated.=20
 
Thanks,
Beth Burleigh
 
Beth Burleigh
Acquisitions Specialist,
Periodicals and = Electronic=20 Resources
Penn College Library
Dif#69
One College=20 Ave.
Williamsport, PA  17701-5799
Phone: (570) 320-2400 = ext.=20 7454
Fax: (570) 327-4503
e-mail bburleig@pct.edu
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