[Videolib] Developing a collection of children's videos

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Fri, 04 Nov 2005 16:51:35 -0800

>Hello all...this was posted to videonews initially. I'm forwarding
>it to videolib as well.


>Greetings. My name is Jimi Jones and I am a graduate student
>of the University of Illinois' library science program. I am
>working on a project about collection development with
>regards to children's videos. I was wondering if anyone here
>could help me out by describing what tools you use to help
>you choose children's videos (or videos in general) for your
>collections. Listservs, vendor catalogs/websites, journals,
>books, and so forth would be very helpful. If you have web
>addresses for any of these resources that would help as well.
>Also, I've noticed some discussion about the idea of
>censoring or controlling young patron's access to R-rated
>and "inappropriate" video materials within collections.
>Could anyone direct me to some websites and/or publications
>regarding this topic? I would like to know more about it and
>how the Library Bill of Rights is interpreted by various
>libraries with regards to this issue.
>Any help you can provide would be great. Please email me
>directly at jjones7@uiuc.edu if you have anything to add.
>Thank you,
>Jimi Jones
>Videonews mailing list

Gary Handman
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley


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