Re: [Videolib] Where to begin?

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Fri, 19 Jan 2007 13:07:25 -0800

ooops

that should be ALCTS (Assn for Collections and Technical Services)

gary

At 12:48 PM 1/19/2007, Gary Handman wrote:
>Hullo Todd and welcome
>
>You've asked a question which doesn't have satisfactory answers,
>unfortunately. I think you've made a good start by joining the videolib
>discussion. The ALA Video Round Table is a fabulous group of colleagues
>and resources...you should definitely check it out. My book (getting
>dustier by the day), Video Collection Development in Multitype Libraries
>(Greenwood, 2nd ed) has the wise counsel of many leading lights in the
>media librarian biz. There are good chapters on academic library
>collections, collection development policy, etc. The ACTS
>(http://www.ala.org/ala/alcts/aboutalcts/Default1513.htm) has a number of
>discussion groups which sometimes touch on media matters (the tech
>processing end of things) The Consortium of College and University Media
>Centers is an interesting group that deals with media matters broadly
>defined (http://www.ccumc.org/)
>
>You can always rely on this list to answer questions and provide advice.
>
>Good luck!
>
>Gary Handman
>
>
>
>At 12:16 PM 1/19/2007, you wrote:
>>Greetings!
>>
>>Be gentle -- we are newbies in the area of Media Collections. Although
>>we have an existing collection, we are trying to expand and grow to meet
>>the needs of our faculty. Where/What is a good starting point for
>>resources on academic library media collections? Not necessarily
>>collection development (we have no shortage of title requests), but
>>specifically order tracking, programming, policies etc.?
>>
>>What workshops and/or conferences do you recommend?
>>
>>Thanks in advance,
>>
>>Todd Rix
>>Media Collections Assistant
>>Addlestone Library at the College of Charleston
>>Charleston, SC 29401
>
>Gary Handman
>Director
>Media Resources Center
>Moffitt Library
>UC Berkeley
>ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
>http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC
>
>"In societies where modern conditions of production prevail, all of life
>presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles."
>
>--Guy Debord
>
>
>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.

Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC

"In societies where modern conditions of production prevail, all of life
presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles."

--Guy Debord

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.