Thank you for recommending the National Media Market! I have been in touch
with Jared and he will be getting regular updates on exhibiting companies
and professional development sessions from now on. We already have some ver=
exciting sessions planned for this year=B9s Market, which will be held in Mes=
(Phoenix) Arizona October 7 =AD 11, 2007.
We are planning to return to Tennessee (where the Market was started) next
year for the 30th anniversary.
National Media Market
(520) 743-7735 - Fax: (520) 743-7643
October 7 - 11, 2007
From: James Scholtz <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2007 14:08:42 -0500
Subject: Re: [Videolib] Video Librarianship from the VERY beginning
Hi Jared, Wow - sounds exciting - not many pure media librarians around (o=
media dept.) anymore. Jim Scholtz here - one of the contributors to Gary's
book. Specifically, I write about technology use and collection developmen=
in libraries. Your question is a good one and it depends on the
topics/subjects that you want to concentrate on.
Here are some questions you might want to ask yourself/staff:
Do you want information on how to catalog and make your collection useable
(meaning difference between a booking system and a circulation system).
Do you want information on vendors, distributors - buying new titles? How
to make best use of money? Review sources?
Do you want information on technology - cleaning/repairing tapes/discs?
Using/buying video projectors, DVD, blueray, etc.?
Do you want information on programming, copyright/public performance issues=
ALA VRT is a great place to start and has a good mix of college/univeristy
and public library discussions (emphasis is really , PLA also has the AV
roundtable but is limited somewhat to the public library environment. Get
involved in program planning in VRT!! (I was a past Chair and very involved
with VRT and it is a great organization with exceptionally knowledgable and
The National Media Market is a fantastic place to buy product at great
discounts and has some good conference/table/workshop discussions on
technology, vendors and copyright as well as digital distribution.
Take care. Jim Scholtz.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Seay, Jared Alexander <mailto:SeayJ@cofc.edu>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2007 9:20 AM
> Subject: [Videolib] Video Librarianship from the VERY beginning
> This is my first post to this list, though I have been lurking for a few
> weeks. My colleague, Todd Rix, posted to this list a few weeks ago about
> information and resources for newbies.
> A bit of background: Our library recently suddenly (and without ample
> warning) came into possession of a large (about 3500 titles =AD mostly VHS=
> video collection. We inherited it (and all the ancient viewing stations=
> from the campus Media Department. I was chosen as the =B3Head of Media
> Collections=B2 and set about trying to make sense of it all, make it work,=
> get such a department up and running from scratch. It has been over a y=
> now, and the use of the collection is increasing dramatically, we have
> purchased new viewing equipment and we are adding to the collection (at =
> 500 new DVD titles). I think I almost know what I am doing =AD mostly.
> So, now that we are somewhat on track as a department, I=B9ve decided that=
> need to get myself up to speed in the field of video librarianship. So,=
> start I=B9ve joined this list - along with my colleague Todd Rix who work=
> part time with me in Media Collections =AD when he is not in tech services=
> And I am reading Gary Handman=B9s good book =B3Video Collection Development =
> Multi-type Libraries.=B2 Now I=B9m searching for conferences and workshops=
> attend =AD and that invariably leads me to the organizations sponsoring th=
> My question is: Can anyone (or everyone) give me some guidance on an ini=
> track to take as far as to what conferences to attend (at least initiall=
> and what organizations to join. I have located the following three
> conferences and organizations for this year so far:
> ACRL Annual Conference
> Baltimore =AD March 29 - April 1
> National Association of Media and Technology Centers (NAMTC) 8th Leader=
> Summit =20
> Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - April 19-22, 2007
> Consortium of College and University Media Centers (CCUMC) Annual Confe=
> Gainesville, Florida =AD October 18-22
> University of Florida
> Since money and time are both scarce, I need to maximize my bang for my =
> (and my institution=B9s buck). Which conference should I target initially=
> And which organization (since I can=B9t join them all unfortunately) shoul=
> my money and time? Of course the answer will depend on many variables, =
> as a person just stepping his hesitant toes into the video library ocean=
> need someone who can swim to give me advice. Please enlighten me. Than=
> Jared A. Seay Reference Librarian Head, Media Collections Addleston=
> College of Charleston Charleston, SC 29424 843-953-1428
> email@example.com www.cofc.edu/~seay <http://www.cofc.edu/~seay>
----- Original Message -----
From: Seay, Jared Alexander &l= t;mailto:SeayJ@cofc.edu>
Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2007 9:20 AM
Subject: [Videolib] Video Librarianship from the VERY beginnin= g
This is my first post to this list, though I have been lurking for= a few weeks. My colleague, Todd Rix, posted to this list a few weeks = ago about information and resources for newbies.
A bit of background: Our library recently suddenly (and with= out ample warning) came into possession of a large (about 3500 titles = – mostly VHS) video collection. We inherited it (and all the &nb= sp;ancient viewing stations) from the campus Media Department. I was c= hosen as the “Head of Media Collections” and set about try= ing to make sense of it all, make it work, and get such a department u= p and running from scratch. It has been over a year now, and the= use of the collection is increasing dramatically, we have purchased n= ew viewing equipment and we are adding to the collection (at least 500= new DVD titles). I think I almost know what I am doing – = mostly.
So, now that we are somewhat on track as a department, I’ve = decided that I need to get myself up to speed in the field of video li= brarianship. So, as a start I’ve joined this list - along = with my colleague Todd Rix who works part time with me in Media Collec= tions – when he is not in tech services. And I am reading = Gary Handman’s good book “Video Collection Development in = Multi-type Libraries.” Now I’m searching for c= onferences and workshops to attend – and that invariably leads m= e to the organizations sponsoring them. My question is: Can anyone (or= everyone) give me some guidance on an initial track to take as far as= to what conferences to attend (at least initially) and what organizat= ions to join. I have located the following three conferences and= organizations for this year so far:
ACRL Annual C= onference
Baltimore – &nbs= p;March 29 - April 1
National Asso= ciation of Media and Technology Centers (NAMTC) 8th Leadership S= ummit
Pittsburgh, Penn= sylvania - April 19-22, 2007
Consortium of= College and University Media Centers (CCUMC) Annual Conference
Gainesville, Flo= rida – October 18-22
University of Fl= orida
Since money and time are both scarce, I need to maximize my bang f= or my buck (and my institution’s buck). Which conference s= hould I target initially? And which organization (since I can= 217;t join them all unfortunately) should get my money and time? Of &n= bsp;course the answer will depend on many variables, but as a person just st= epping his hesitant toes into the video library ocean, I need someone = who can swim to give me advice. Please enlighten me. Thank= s.
Jared A. Seay Referenc= e Librarian Head, Media Collections Addlestone Library
College of Charleston Charleston, SC 29424= FONT> = 843-953-1428
firstname.lastname@example.org<= SPAN STYLE=3D'font-size:12.0px'> www.cofc.edu/~seay <http://www.cofc.edu/~seay>
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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.