[Videolib] Approval plans or standing orders

M. Claire Stewart (claire-stewart@northwestern.edu)
Tue, 19 Sep 2006 15:52:31 -0500

A search of the videolib archive seems to show that the issue of
approval plans and standing orders for video last came up back in
2002. If there's been a more recent discussion I apologize and maybe
someone could clue me in on the month/year that happened ... this
question has been raised again here and I thought I'd bounce it to
you guys.

Just wondering whether anyone is using an approval plan for video
that they would like to recommend (or vent about.)

The few standing order plans I've seen are so narrow or limited that,
while potentially useful, don't really seem like they would offer
much in the way of speeding selection/ordering. Approval plans for
video either don't exist or are a very well kept secret. Am I wrong?


M. Claire Stewart
Acting Head, Marjorie I. Mitchell Multimedia Center
Coordinator of Digitization Projects, Northwestern University Library
(847) 467-1437
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.