>I am an audiovisual librarian at a public library serving a population of
>85,000. Recently I posted a question to publib asking for input on the John
>D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation VideoClassics. I wasn't quite
>satisfied with my responses and so I'm wondering if you can either recommend
>a contact person who would be familiar with the value/history of the series
>or if you would be willing to post on the videolib listserv and forward
>responses. I suppose I could join for a short time, but I had joined
>several years ago and found it did not meet my needs.
>Rather than input on the specific series, from publib I mostly received
>general criticism on weeding. Mostly I want to know if these specific
>series still have value (I believe most are not available on DVD) or whether
>they can be weeded without regret.
>If desired I can email you my question posted to publib. (Posted in
>Special Projects Librarian
>Sioux City Public Library
>529 Pierce St.
>Sioux City, IA 51101-1203
>Tel: 712-255-2933 ext. 254
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"In societies where modern conditions of production prevail, all of life
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