RE: [Videolib] Criteria for buying TV shows

Blane Halliday (bhalliday@collier-lib.org)
Thu, 23 Feb 2006 09:51:30 -0500

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Toni & List...

We have been sticking to the tried & true cable shows (Sopranos, Six Feet
Under, Sex & The City, etc.), BBC, and PBS. As far as network programs go, I
have been extremely selective in my choices: I passed (for the time being)
on recent titles like 'Friends' and 'Will & Grace' (even though I've had
some requests for these, they're all still readily available in syndication
and are shown multiple times daily in my market). Contradicting myself,
though, I have been keeping up with 'The Simpsons' (which is also shown a
lot), 'South Park', and '24' as the individual seasons have been released to
DVD. A few recent TV series I have added: 'Freaks & Geeks', 'Desperate
Housewives', 'The Awful Truth'. We try to stick with series that are
critically acclaimed and will likely have lasting appeal.

I hope that helps!

Blane

Blane Halliday
AV Acquisitions Librarian
Collier County Public Library
2385 Orange Blossom Drive
Naples, Florida 34109
239-593-3511, ext. 45
bhalliday@collier-lib.org
-----Original Message-----
From: videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu
[mailto:videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu]On Behalf Of Toni Blessing
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2006 8:32 AM
To: VIDEOLIB@library.berkeley.edu
Subject: [Videolib] Criteria for buying TV shows

Is your library buying TV shows on DVD? If so, could you please share
your criteria for making selections? We are buying some TV shows but
because of the large number coming out on DVD we don't know where to draw
the line. Are you buying only Emmy award winning shows? Any help is
appreciated!

Toni Blessing

Popular Materials Supervisor

Kanawha County Public Library

Charleston, WV

Toni.blessing@kanawha.lib.wv.us

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<DIV><SPAN class=3D843534514-23022006><FONT size=3D2><FONT face=3DArial=20
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<DIV><SPAN class=3D843534514-23022006><FONT size=3D2><FONT face=3DArial=20
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<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Blane Halliday</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>AV Acquisitions Librarian</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Collier County Public =
Library</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>2385 Orange Blossom Drive</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Naples, Florida 34109</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>239-593-3511, ext. 45</FONT></DIV>
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Blessing<BR><B>Sent:</B> Thursday, February 23, 2006 8:32 =
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