Re: [Videolib] Nothing about videos in ALA's State of

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Mon, 23 Apr 2007 13:01:29 -0700

Why am I not surprised?

Gary Handman

At 12:38 PM 4/23/2007, you wrote:
>ALA has released its "2007 State of America's Libraries" report:
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>http://www.ala.org/2007state
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>While DVD circulation has been one of the fastest growing areas at my public
>library, the report does not appear to mention video collections or services.
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>Considering recent stats or trends at your library, do you think videos
>should be mentioned in the 2008 report?
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>Mike in Dubuque
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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.

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

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.