In the spirit of democracy, I would like a policy that requires
everyone to follow rules, even if those rules are tiered or at least
tailored. So, for instance, instructors are the only ones who can book a
video is Ok (and democratic, I think) as opposed to instructors are only
supposed to have the video for a week but we just throw away the over
due notices if they keep them for a year. It is the presumption and
then the abuse of privilege that I react to. The library has no mojo.
I used to suggest that students to join student government and get
them to pressure the library to change the media policy. When one
replied, "What is student government?" I quit saying that and now just
sigh a lot when I work the circulation desk.
VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and distributors.