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

Marilyn Huntley (mhuntley@hamilton.edu)
Fri, 12 Jan 2007 11:17:29 -0500

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Jessica,
I almost didn't put in my 2 cents worth, because my situation is=20
probably different from most. I'm not a librarian. I do my film=20
rental work and scheduling in the audiovisual department, and I'm not=
=20
located in the library. If just one copy of a catalog comes to the=
=20
library, I won't see it.

But I won't complain if I don't get one. If I had the power to choose=
=20
the new titles to acquire, a tempting catalog would be an important=
=20
tool. I act strictly on requests from faculty members, so I know the=
=20
title before I start and can just search your excellent website. In=
=20
fact, I did so last week, and ended up recommending that our library=
=20
buy a couple of your DVDs (which happen to be 25% off; cheaper than A=
mazon!).
Marilyn Huntley

At 10:10 AM 1/12/2007, you wrote:
>Alas they don't give me much access to intern labor
>I can see a place getting 2 Kino catalogues but we don't have the=
=20
>money to carpet bomb anyone and the main catalogue
>Only goes out once a year.
>I will be spending my weekend in the office arbitrarily kicking=20
>people off the list before I send it the printers
>Next week.
>
>
>Jessica Rosner wrote:
>
>Well I am sure I am guilty of the multiple thing for two reasons
>It is is very hard to arbitrarily knock someone out unless it is obv=
ious
>they are gone and we can't combine the commercially bought lists wit=
h ours
>so this will inevitably lead to multiple catalogues at the same inst=
itution
>Ours our consumer friendly so give an extras to a friendly film buff
>
>
>
>Jessica,
>
>I for one ultimately end up with all copies of video catalogs that
>arrive in the Library, regardless of who they were addressed to. So=
in
>my opinion, one per library is just fine.
>
>I am amazed how many companies send multiple copies to the library,
>especially that ones using outdated data. I still get catalogs
>addressed to my predecessor (retired 2000) and to Mankato State (nam=
e
>changed about 10 years ago)...and may or may not get a copy that is
>addressed to me.
>
>Barb Bergman | Media Services Librarian | Minnesota State
>University-Mankato | (507) 389-5945 | barbara.bergman@mnsu.edu

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Marilyn B. Huntley, Staff Assistant/ Film Specialist:
Scheduling, rentals, licensing & previews
A-V Services, 408 C. A. Johnson Hall
Hamilton College, 198 College Hill Rd., Clinton, NY 13323
Phone 315-859-4120; Fax 315-859-4984
e-mail mhuntley@hamilton.edu=20

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Jessica,
I almost didn't put in my 2 cents worth, because my situation is prob= ably different from most. I'm not a librarian. I do my film rental work an= d scheduling in the audiovisual department, and I'm not located in the library. If just one copy of a catalog comes to the library, I won't = see it.

But I won't complain if I don't get one. If I had the power to choose the new titles to acquire, a tempting catalog would be = an important tool. I act strictly on requests from faculty members, so I know the title before I start and can just search your excellent webs= ite. In fact, I did so last week, and ended up recommending that our libra= ry buy a couple of your DVDs (which happen to be 25% off; cheaper than Amazon!).
Marilyn Huntley

At 10:10 AM 1/12/2007, you wrote:

Alas they don=92t give me much access to intern labor
I can see a place getting 2 Kino catalogues but we don=92t have the m= oney to carpet bomb anyone and the main catalogue
Only goes out once a year.
I will be spending my weekend in the office arbitrarily kicking peopl= e off the list before I send it the printers
Next week.


Jessica Rosner wrote:

Well I am sure I  am guilty of the multiple thing for two reasons
It is is very hard to arbitrarily knock someone out unless it is obvious
they are gone and we can't combine the commercially bought lists = with ours
so this will inevitably lead to multiple catalogues at the same institution
Ours our consumer friendly so give an extras to a friendly film buff

 

Jessica,

I for one ultimately end up with all copies of video catalogs that
arrive in the Library, regardless of who they were addressed to.  So in
my opinion, one per library is just fine.

I am amazed how many companies send multiple copies to the library,
especially that ones using outdated data.  I still get catalogs
addressed to my predecessor (retired 2000) and to Mankato State (name
changed about 10 years ago)...and may or may not get a copy that is
addressed to me.

Barb Bergman | Media Services Librarian | Minnesota State
University-Mankato | (507) 389-5945 | barbara.bergman@mnsu.edu


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Marilyn B. Huntley, Staff Assistant/ Film Specialist:
    Scheduling, rentals, licensing & previews
A-V Services, 408 C. A. Johnson Hall
Hamilton College, 198 College Hill Rd., Clinton, NY 13323
Phone 315-859-4120; Fax 315-859-4984
e-mail mhuntley@hamilton.edu

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