Re: [Videolib] Need mailing list help from a librarian

Holly Sammons (sammons@onlib.org)
Tue, 9 Jan 2007 19:37:27 -0500 (EST)

As the 'video' librarian at a large public library I am constrained by
contracts with jobbers like Baker & Taylor and Ingram. I can order
directly from distributors like Kino if it is not available through our
contract vendors. ( I rarely do this )

However, I am very dependent upon catalogs from foreign and independent
film distributors. We have a fairly healthy budget for this sort of film
and it can be difficult to find titles for this collection - let alone
reviews. So, for me, I would definitely use the catalog but would order
90% of what I wanted through a jobber.

As to salutation, a name is better even if that person no longer is doing
that job it will get sent along to the person who currently is, but with
no name, I would use film or video even media before audiovisual.

Can't wait to see the new catalog.

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

> In addition to our own lists we buy commercial lists which are good up to > a > point but we end buying a few thousand that really just have the regular library address. So I have two questions to help me decide who I should actually mail to for libraries that our NOT on our mailing. > > While Universities tend to order at a much higher rate from Kino DIRECTLY > ( public libraries go to wholesalers most of the time) I think most universities order more per faculty request than general collection re DVD > There for I worry that sending our beautiful new catalogue with 500 titles > will go straight to a reference shelf. I believe Public Librarians tend more > to look through it and pick out what they might want right away though they > May end buying through a 2nd source > Would the above be true. > > Adding to this dilemma is that this list as I said would be generic So either Paul Smith Library, Univ. of Guam etc or > Lake Mike City Library Main St etc > > To get the catalogue to the person who would ardor DVDs what would Be a good salutation? We have been using Attn. Audiovisual Librarian Is this OK ,too specific or too generic > > > So You guys have picked my brain re distributors for years and now I am picking yours for Librarian info > > Thanks > > > > Proud Resident of a BLUE STATE > > Jessica Rosner > Kino International > 333 W 39th St. 503 > NY NY 10018 > jrosner@kino.com > 212-629-6880 > > > 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. >

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.