Re: [Videolib] weeding

Katherine Pourshariati (
Fri, 19 Jan 2007 09:27:37 -0500

Hi Steven,
It's funny, I have a friend who is a fellow film archivist, and some of these guys would commit Hari-kiri for this stuff.
If you like, I could make a posting on the AMIA listserv and see if anyone wants to contact you. I bet you could ask them to pay for the shipping too.
Cheers, Kate

Kate Pourshariati
Assistant Film Cataloger and AV Reference Librarian
Montgomery County Community College
340 DeKalb Pike
Blue Bell PA 19422

>>> "Steven Harris" <> 1/18/2007 7:05 PM >>>
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?

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)?

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

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

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)?

Steven R. Harris
Collection Development Librarian
Utah State University
(435) 797-3861

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