[Videolib] Collection going to IT????!!!!

Maureen Tripp (Maureen_Tripp@emerson.edu)
Wed, 4 Oct 2006 12:09:39 -0400

It is always exciting here at Emerson. Fresh back from the Media Market (it was great meeting so many videolibbers in person) I was told that our film/video collection may be administered by IT rather than the Library, because they want to make the collection "on demand." Not sure whether this refers to a centralized distribution center or whether to streaming--I am not included in the preliminary discussions (!)
My questions:
have any other college/university film/video collections been "moved" to IT departments?
do any other college/universities offer their nonprint collections "on demand"?

Maureen Tripp
Media Librarian
Media Services Center
180 Tremont St. 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02116

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