RE: [Videolib] reviews to help with selection

Suzanne Tronier (STronier@slco.lib.ut.us)
Wed, 20 Sep 2006 10:15:39 -0600

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My current favorite is www.metacritic.com <http://www.metacritic.com/>=20

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Suzanne

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From: owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
[mailto:owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Daisy Dominguez
Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2006 9:06 AM
To: videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
Subject: [Videolib] reviews to help with selection

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I actually didn't know about MRQE, for example. Can anyone share other
sources for reviews to help with selection? Thanks!

Daisy

Holly Sammons <sammons@onlib.org> wrote:

There are many "G" movies out there with no rating, you really can't
make
assumptions about them, there are many reasons for no rating. You can
always look for reviews there are many great places to get reviews to
help
with selection - Video Librarian, MRQE, etc.

As to concerns about children taking them out, that's up to the parent
to
know what their kids are viewing. And in my library, the minute we'd put
a sticker or warning on a video, it would increase its circulation and
probably get stolen!!

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Holly Sammons, Librarian
Onondaga County Public Library
447 So Salina St
Syracuse, NY 13207

> Greetings, all!
>
>
>
> I'm the new video collection librarian with the Arapahoe Library
> District in Colorado, and have a lot to learn - I've been lurking on
> (and learning from) Videolib for a while, and finally have a question,
> especially for you public libraries:
>
>
>
> How are you handling the increased number of "unrated" DVDs that are
> being released? I've been ordering the MPAA rated version, but
recently
> have had a couple of feature film requests that are either only
> currently available as unrated or only the unrated film is available
> widescreen. I've read online that "unrated" means that the DVD could
> just have added material that didn't go through the rating system and
> doesn't necessarily mean more sex or violence, although obviously
often
> it does. I've also read unrated often turns a PG-13 film into what
would
> be considered an R (if it had a rating), and an R into a NC-17. Any
good
> tips on how to evaluate what the "unrated" means? I've only been doing
> this for a couple of months, and am not quite ready for my first
> controversy.
>
>
>
> Andrew Roth
> Collection Management - Video
> Arapahoe Library District
>
>

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.

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style=3D'font-weight:bold'>On Behalf Of </span></b>Daisy Dominguez<br>
<b><span style=3D'font-weight:bold'>Sent:</span></b> Wednesday, =
September 20,
2006 9:06 AM<br>
<b><span style=3D'font-weight:bold'>To:</span></b> <st1:PersonName =
w:st=3D"on">videolib@lists.berkeley.edu</st1:PersonName><br>
<b><span style=3D'font-weight:bold'>Subject:</span></b> [Videolib] =
reviews to
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<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 face=3D"Times New Roman"><span =
style=3D'font-size:
12.0pt'>I actually didn't know about MRQE, for example. Can anyone share =
other
sources for reviews to help with selection? Thanks!<br>
<br>
Daisy<br>
<br>
<b><i><span style=3D'font-weight:bold;font-style:italic'>Holly Sammons
&lt;sammons@onlib.org&gt;</span></i></b> =
wrote:<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 face=3D"Times New Roman"><span =
style=3D'font-size:
12.0pt'>There are many &quot;G&quot; movies out there with no rating, =
you
really can't make<br>
assumptions about them, there are many reasons for no rating. You =
can<br>
always look for reviews there are many great places to get reviews to =
help<br>
with selection - Video Librarian, MRQE, etc.<br>
<br>
As to concerns about children taking them out, that's up to the parent =
to<br>
know what their kids are viewing. And in my library, the minute we'd =
put<br>
a sticker or warning on a video, it would increase its circulation =
and<br>
probably get stolen!!<br>
<br>
<br>
-- <br>
Holly Sammons, Librarian<br>
<st1:place w:st=3D"on"><st1:PlaceName =
w:st=3D"on">Onondaga</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType
w:st=3D"on">County</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> Public Library<br>
447 So <st1:Street w:st=3D"on"><st1:address w:st=3D"on">Salina =
St</st1:address></st1:Street><br>
<st1:place w:st=3D"on"><st1:City w:st=3D"on">Syracuse</st1:City>, =
<st1:State w:st=3D"on">NY</st1:State>
<st1:PostalCode w:st=3D"on">13207</st1:PostalCode></st1:place><br>
<br>
<br>
&gt; Greetings, all!<br>
&gt;<br>
&gt;<br>
&gt;<br>
&gt; I'm the new video collection librarian with the Arapahoe =
Library<br>
&gt; District in <st1:State w:st=3D"on"><st1:place =
w:st=3D"on">Colorado</st1:place></st1:State>,
and have a lot to learn - I've been lurking on<br>
&gt; (and learning from) Videolib for a while, and finally have a =
question,<br>
&gt; especially for you public libraries:<br>
&gt;<br>
&gt;<br>
&gt;<br>
&gt; How are you handling the increased number of &quot;unrated&quot; =
DVDs that
are<br>
&gt; being released? I've been ordering the MPAA rated version, but =
recently<br>
&gt; have had a couple of feature film requests that are either only<br>
&gt; currently available as unrated or only the unrated film is =
available<br>
&gt; widescreen. I've read online that &quot;unrated&quot; means that =
the DVD
could<br>
&gt; just have added material that didn't go through the rating system =
and<br>
&gt; doesn't necessarily mean more sex or violence, although obviously =
often<br>
&gt; it does. I've also read unrated often turns a PG-13 film into what =
would<br>
&gt; be considered an R (if it had a rating), and an R into a NC-17. Any =
good<br>
&gt; tips on how to evaluate what the &quot;unrated&quot; means? I've =
only been
doing<br>
&gt; this for a couple of months, and am not quite ready for my =
first<br>
&gt; controversy.<br>
&gt;<br>
&gt;<br>
&gt;<br>
&gt; Andrew Roth<br>
&gt; Collection Management - Video<br>
&gt; Arapahoe Library District<br>
&gt;<br>
&gt;<br>
<br>
<br>
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.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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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.