Re: [Videolib] Approval plans or standing orders

Pamela Thomas (Pthomas@syr.edu)
Wed, 20 Sep 2006 12:19:51 -0400

I haven't seen a response to your inquiry yet, so I guess I can share
what little I have learned. I just started researching the same thing
and so far I have only found two:

Library Video
http://www.libraryvideo.com/standing_orders.asp

Ingram Library Services
http://www.ingramlibrary.com/progserv/academic/video.asp

I am going to send an inquiry to Ingram and can let you know what I
find out. If any libraries can share their experiences with video
standing order programs that would be of great help.

Thanks,
Pamela Thomas
Media Librarian
Syracuse University Library

>>> claire-stewart@northwestern.edu 9/19/2006 4:52 PM >>>
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?

Claire

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