Re: [Videolib] Netflix - again

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Tue, 13 Feb 2007 11:27:44 -0800

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Hi John...

And why would one set up a NetFlix account rather than buying the stuff
outright?

Gary Handman

At 11:03 AM 2/13/2007, you wrote:
>Hello:
>
>I wanted to share the following email string I had with Netflix.
>Despite their unwillingness, I'm still interested setting up an
>account for our Media Center. Does anyone have a contact at Netflix
>that made it possible for their institution to subscribe? "Alliances"
>doesn't seem interested.
>
>Thank you!
>
>John
>http://www.lib.washington.edu/media/
>
>Begin forwarded message:
>
>>From: "Alliances" <alliances@netflix.com>
>>Date: January 22, 2007 2:12:39 PM PST
>>To: "John Vallier" <vallier@u.washington.edu>, "Alliances"
>><alliances@netflix.com>
>>Cc: <jveldof@umn.edu>
>>Subject: RE: Library Accounts
>>
>>If they have opened an account they have done so without our knowledge
>>or permission.
>>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: John Vallier [mailto:vallier@u.washington.edu]
>>Sent: Monday, January 22, 2007 2:03 PM
>>To: Alliances
>>Cc: jveldof@umn.edu
>>Subject: Re: Library Accounts
>>
>>Thanks for you email, though I'm a bit confused. It seems that some
>>libraries do have Netflix accounts: http://www.lanecc.edu/library/
>>services/netflix.htm
>>I notice this one is limited to faculty and staff. Is that the issue
>>here?
>>Thanks,
>>-John
>>_________
>>
>>
>>On Jan 22, 2007, at 1:35 PM, Alliances wrote:
>>
>>
>>>Thank you for your interest in Netflix. We currently don't have the
>>>legal rights to sell to people who will be sharing movies with a
>>>larger
>>>audience (libraries, universities, assisted living, etc.) We will
>>>keep
>>>your information on file should our situation change.
>>>
>>>Best,
>>>
>>>Netflix
>>>
>
>
>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

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Hi John...

And why would one set up a NetFlix account rather than buying the stuff outright?

Gary Handman


At 11:03 AM 2/13/2007, you wrote:

Hello:

I wanted to share the following email string I had with Netflix. 
Despite their unwillingness, I'm still interested setting up an 
account for our Media Center. Does anyone have a contact at Netflix 
that made it possible for their institution to subscribe? "Alliances" 
doesn't seem interested.

Thank you!

John
http://www.lib.washington.edu/media/

Begin forwarded message:

From: "Alliances" <alliances@netflix.com>
Date: January 22, 2007 2:12:39 PM PST
To: "John Vallier" <vallier@u.washington.edu>, "Alliances" 
<alliances@netflix.com>
Cc: <jveldof@umn.edu>
Subject: RE: Library Accounts

If they have opened an account they have done so without our knowledge
or permission.

-----Original Message-----
From: John Vallier [ mailto:vallier@u.washington.edu]
Sent: Monday, January 22, 2007 2:03 PM
To: Alliances
Cc: jveldof@umn.edu
Subject: Re: Library Accounts

Thanks for you email, though I'm a bit confused. It seems that some
libraries do have Netflix accounts: http://www.lanecc.edu/library/
services/netflix.htm
I notice this one is limited to faculty and staff. Is that the issue
here?
Thanks,
-John
_________


On Jan 22, 2007, at 1:35 PM, Alliances wrote:


Thank you for your interest in Netflix.  We currently don't have the
legal rights to sell to people who will be sharing movies with a
larger
audience (libraries, universities, assisted living, etc.)  We will
keep
your information on file should our situation change.

Best,

Netflix



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

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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.