Re: [Videolib] Collection going to IT????!!!!

Thomas Ipri (ipri@lasalle.edu)
Tue, 20 Feb 2007 08:58:17 -0500

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I find the either/or mentality to be disturbing. I don't think we're at a
point where we can dismiss the importance of a physical collection.
Turning everything to on demand sounds like a solution looking for a
problem. We haven't had a lot of requests from our faculty to make
materials available online, and when we have, we've worked WITH our IT
dept to make it happen. I can't imagine how some of our faculty would
react if the suddenly had to learn a new way of dealing with their video
materials. All I know is it wouldn't be pretty.

I agree with Rick that this is worth fighting over. Content decisions
really need to stay with the library.

Best of luck,
Tom

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La Salle University
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On 10/4/06 9:09 AM "Maureen Tripp" <Maureen_Tripp@emerson.edu> sent this
out:

> It is always exciting here at Emerson. Fresh back from the Media Market
(it
> was great meeting so many videolibbers in person) I was told that our
> film/video collection may be administered by IT rather than the Library,
> because they want to make the collection "on demand." Not sure whether
this
> refers to a centralized distribution center or whether to streaming--I
am not
> included in the preliminary discussions (!)
> My questions:
> have any other college/university film/video collections been "moved" to
IT
> departments?
> do any other college/universities offer their nonprint collections "on
> demand"?

I feel that it is a *major* mistake to assign media content to the IT
department.

IT departments are never about content, only delivery. And that's just
fine,
when you need delivery of content via the IT network.

Resist any such move with all your best efforts. IT taking over media
content is death of your program.

I am a case in point. My program was assigned to the IT department and the
media program was killed within a couple of years. I continue to witness
the
death online (my position was eliminated by the way) and it's so sad to
see.

Do not let IT take over your media program. Have them manage the streaming
or whatever but do NOT let them take over content management.

Sigh

Rick Faaberg

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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<br><font size=2 face="sans-serif">I find the either/or mentality to be
disturbing. &nbsp;I don't think we're at a point where we can dismiss the
importance of a physical collection. &nbsp;Turning everything to on demand
sounds like a solution looking for a problem. &nbsp;We haven't had a lot
of requests from our faculty to make materials available online, and when
we have, we've worked WITH our IT dept to make it happen. &nbsp;I can't
imagine how some of our faculty would react if the suddenly had to learn
a new way of dealing with their video materials. &nbsp;All I know is it
wouldn't be pretty.</font>
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<br><font size=2 face="sans-serif">I agree with Rick that this is worth
fighting over. &nbsp;Content decisions really need to stay with the library.</font>
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<br><font size=2 face="sans-serif">Best of luck,</font>
<br><font size=2 face="sans-serif">Tom &nbsp;</font>
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Thomas A. Ipri, MS<br>
Media Services Librarian<br>
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Connelly Library<br>
La Salle University<br>
1900 West Olney Avenue<br>
Philadelphia, PA 19141<br>
215-951-1965<br>
ipri@lasalle.edu<br>
http://www.lasalle.edu/library<br>
http://tombrarian.wordpress.com</font>
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<br><tt><font size=2>On 10/4/06 9:09 AM &quot;Maureen Tripp&quot; &lt;Maureen_Tripp@emerson.edu&gt;
sent this<br>
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&gt; It is always exciting here at Emerson. &nbsp;Fresh back from the Media
Market (it<br>
&gt; was great meeting so many videolibbers in person) I was told that
our<br>
&gt; film/video collection may be administered by IT rather than the Library,<br>
&gt; because they want to make the collection &quot;on demand.&quot; &nbsp;Not
sure whether this<br>
&gt; refers to a centralized distribution center or whether to streaming--I
am not<br>
&gt; included in the preliminary discussions (!)<br>
&gt; My questions:<br>
&gt; have any other college/university film/video collections been &quot;moved&quot;
to IT<br>
&gt; departments?<br>
&gt; do any other college/universities offer their nonprint collections
&quot;on<br>
&gt; demand&quot;?<br>
<br>
I feel that it is a *major* mistake to assign media content to the IT<br>
department.<br>
<br>
IT departments are never about content, only delivery. And that's just
fine,<br>
when you need delivery of content via the IT network.<br>
<br>
Resist any such move with all your best efforts. IT taking over media<br>
content is death of your program.<br>
<br>
I am a case in point. My program was assigned to the IT department and
the<br>
media program was killed within a couple of years. I continue to witness
the<br>
death online (my position was eliminated by the way) and it's so sad to
see.<br>
<br>
Do not let IT take over your media program. Have them manage the streaming<br>
or whatever but do NOT let them take over content management.<br>
<br>
Sigh<br>
<br>
Rick Faaberg<br>
<br>
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.<br>
</font></tt>
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