RE: [Videolib] weeding

Matthew Ballard (mballard@otis.edu)
Thu, 18 Jan 2007 16:34:16 -0800

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When we weed our collections (which we do based on least infrequent
circulation and/or having replacement, in the case of VHS, having a DVD
replacement, or in some cases getting rid of bootleg VHS copies), we
divide the items into two groups, ones to sell online (usually the more
valuable books), or we sell them for cheap to students/staff/faculty
(usually about $1 per VHS).

That way we get some extra money for buying new things, and people can
get something they may want to have for a low price.

Matthew Ballard
Otis College of Art and Design
mballard@otis.edu

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From: owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
[mailto:owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Steven Harris
Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2007 4:05 PM
To: videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
Subject: [Videolib] weeding

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Since it seems to be such a touchy subject, I'll keep poking at the soft
spot. :) We weed our book collections, so why not weed our media
collections as well?

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My question is, what do folks do with their weeded media material?
We're not getting rid of ALL our VHS, 16mm, or slides, but we do have
some items in those formats that we plan on weeding. Does anybody want
social studies kinds of materials from the 1950s and 60s (16mm and
slides primarily)? =20

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"Many cities have mass transport systems...BING...buses and trains carry
people to and from work...BING..."

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To me it has plenty of camp value; to the rest of campus it's completely
irrelevant. It's going. The question is where? =20

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We are also discarding VHS tapes that duplicate DVD, except a few titles
for which we are keeping all formats. Are there media exchange services
or vendors who deal in discarded material (as there are for journals and
books)?

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Steven R. Harris

Collection Development Librarian

Utah State University

(435) 797-3861

http://cc.usu.edu/~srharris/

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we do
based on least infrequent circulation and/or having replacement, in the =
case of
VHS, having a DVD replacement, or in some cases getting rid of bootleg =
VHS
copies), we divide the items into two groups, ones to sell online =
(usually the
more valuable books), or we sell them for cheap to =
students/staff/faculty
(usually about $1 per VHS).<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 color=3Dnavy face=3DArial><span =
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<b><span style=3D'font-weight:bold'>Subject:</span></b> [Videolib] =
weeding</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

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it seems to
be such a touchy subject, I'll keep poking at the soft spot.&nbsp; =
:)&nbsp; We
weed our book collections, so why not weed our media collections as =
well?<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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question is,
what do folks do with their weeded media material?&nbsp; We're not =
getting rid of&nbsp;ALL
our VHS, 16mm, or slides, but we do have some items in those formats =
that we
plan on weeding.&nbsp; Does anybody want social studies kinds of =
materials from
the 1950s and 60s (16mm and slides primarily)?&nbsp; =
<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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have mass transport systems...BING...buses and trains carry people to =
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plenty of camp value; to the rest of campus it's completely =
irrelevant.&nbsp;
It's going.&nbsp; The question is =
where?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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also
discarding VHS tapes that duplicate DVD, except a few titles for which =
we are
keeping all formats.&nbsp; Are there media exchange services or vendors =
who
deal in discarded material (as there are for journals and =
books)?<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

</div>

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