Re: [Videolib] Ruckus?

M. Claire Stewart (claire-stewart@northwestern.edu)
Tue, 6 Feb 2007 08:59:07 -0600

Students at Northwestern use it, and response has been mixed here as
it has been elsewhere. Our student newspaper ran an article recently
and I know there have been several in the Princeton daily. The issue
seems to be lack of cross platform support and the DRM (which is why
it's not cross platform). For my money, it's fine for student use but
I wouldn't put it in the quiver of options for the library's
collections, or think of it as a substitute for things we might
subscribe to or purchase.

Claire

>Do academic libraries on the list use Ruckus?
>Is it a comprehensive source for music?
>Pros? Cons?
>Any info would be helpful!
>
>Maureen Tripp
>Media Librarian
>Media Services Center
>180 Tremont St. 3rd Floor
>Boston, MA 02116
>maureen_tripp@emerson.edu
>(617)824-8676
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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.

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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.