Recently, I was asked why our efforts
are not including all A/V material, as traditionally done in the past. For
example, our state association had A/V committees and A/V sections from the
1960s to 1980s.
In the 2000s, I work with videos but not audio, I read
Video Librarian reviews, subscribe to VideoLib and VideoNews, and seek guidance
from ALA's Video Round Table.
I thought maybe the increasing legitimacy
and accessibility of video collections in libraries from the 80s to the 00s
contributed to some sort of split between A and V. Does this make sense? Any
thoughts about this?
Mike in Dubuque
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