RE: [Videolib] Audio Visual selection policies

Andrew Roth (aroth@ald.lib.co.us)
Mon, 14 May 2007 13:33:00 -0600

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Sorry about the delay in reply, I missed this one in the never-ending
flood of email.

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We try to maintain a complete set of the TV series, so I'll reorder if
we are missing a season from a collection. Our patron base does a good
job of letting us know when there is a new season available or if there
is a new series now on DVD through a patron requests system on our
website & catalog - if I miss a new release.

We keep series together - we give a three week checkout for DVD sets of
3 discs or more - and feel it is better patron service to give them the
whole season than make them try to request the next disc in a set in the
right order, which never seems to work out correctly. Sometimes I can
replace a specific damaged disc, other times I have to replace a set
(keeping the old set as replacements).

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As for TV movies - I don't order them as a rule because there are so
many made-for-TV movies that have been released over the years,
(Lifetime, Hallmark, etc.) that I just don't want to "have" to (and
can't afford to) order them all. I do add TV movies to our collection as
a result of patron requests, and put that line in our guidelines to
cover me if I decide that I don't want to add a title to the collection.

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Hope that helps.=20

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Andrew Roth

Library Materials Services

Collection Management - Video

Arapahoe Library District

303.798.2444 x1031

________________________________

From: owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
[mailto:owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of James Scholtz
Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2007 11:48 AM
To: videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
Subject: RE: [Videolib] Audio Visual selection policies

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Hi Andrew and others on the list serv. I think your criteria are just
great Andrew - I have a couple of questions however. You apparently
purchase many television serials - so how do you decide/keep up with
requests for season 1, 2, 3 etc. - and do you replace season 1 if
lost/damaged if you have season 2, etc. How do you circulate a series
such as Season 1 of Deadwood (6 DVDs) - together as a set or separately
- replacing series is fairly difficult. Also, I noted that you do not
ordinarily purchase made-for-TV movies but you do purchase TV serials -
why? What is the difficulty with made-for TV movies that TV serials
don't have (most serials now carry a TV rating, similar to the MPAA
ratings, but so do the new TV movies - many are as good/better than
theatrical releases and also are available on 1 disc, rather than on
multiple discs - the Sci-Fi channel movies - RiverWorld and others come
to mind (does calling them mini-series make them a TV serial and not a
movie)? Just wondering - not hassling you - trying to get a handle on
your thought processes. Thanks. Jim Scholtz. =20

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________________________________

From: owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
[mailto:owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Andrew Roth
Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2007 11:12 AM
To: videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
Subject: RE: [Videolib] Audio Visual selection policies

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My library district is similarly sized - 8 branches + bookmobile. I've
created internal guidelines to address TV selection in our library
district - they are listed below, since I don't know if Videolib handles
attachments.

I use these merely as a guideline and as justification if I say no to a
patron request. To be honest, I have overcome some biases concerning our
TV collection. Initially, I saw no reason to have a broad collection of
TV shows - there are so many being released that it can become
overwhelming and some of those 70's & 80's programs are so bad. Once
you've started a series, I you really have no choice but to continue it
through the entire series - and do we really want 9 seasons of Facts of
Life? But after looking at the popularity of the bad movies that we own
(I like to use Larry the Cable Guy, Health Inspector as an example), are
bad TV shows any worse? So I've taken a deep breath and continued to
order TV shows - both new and old - for our library district. I try to
meet our hold list ratio guidelines for new series - HBO & Showtime
series are very popular, as are shows like 24 & Lost. I normally only
order two copies of older series (normally driven by patron requests),
possibly adding a few more copies if hold lists become large.

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TV guidelines:

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The growing quantity of available new & re-released television program
titles becoming available on DVD, as well as the cost of these
multi-volume, multi-disc sets, requires that the Arapahoe Library
District be selective in the ordering of TV programs in order to create
a well-rounded TV program collection without affecting other areas of
the video collection.

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The following criteria will be used for the selection and purchase of
popular television programming. It is not intended to cover
"educational" or "documentary" programs from sources such as PBS or the
History Channel:

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1. The purchase of new sequential seasons of TV programs currently
in the ALD catalog will continue. Quantities purchased and branch
location of new season programs will be identical to that of previous
seasons.
2. Emmy, Golden Globe and BAFTA (British) award winning programs
will be added to the collection when available on DVD.
3. Top rated programs (Nielsen Ratings, People's Choice Award) will
be strongly considered for addition.
4. Emmy & Golden Globe outstanding program nominees will be
strongly considered for addition.
5. Reissue of award-winning or "classic" TV series will be strongly
considered for addition.
6. Other television series will be considered based on a variety of
criteria including

a. Number of patron requests (at least 3)
b. Critical reviews from various sources including Video
Librarian & metacritic.com
c. Nielsen Ratings
d. Cost of DVD set

Note: If an item in this section is selected, only one or two copies
will be purchased.

7. The following program types will normally not be considered for
addition to the collection:

a. Reality Programs
b. Talk Shows
c. Sport Programs
d. Game Shows=20
e. Made-for-TV Movies.

8. "Popular" non-fiction TV programs (HGTV, Food Network,
Discovery) will be considered as part of the overall non-fiction video
collection, but all series will not normally be purchased.
9. Children's programming will be considered on a case-by-case
basis, however, most children's commercial cartoon series will not be
considered for addition.

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Andrew Roth

Library Materials Services

Collection Management - Video

Arapahoe Library District

303.798.2444 x1031

________________________________

From: owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
[mailto:owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of McInnis, Cathy
Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2007 7:02 AM
To: videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
Subject: [Videolib] Audio Visual selection policies

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Hello:

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We are a medium to large public library - 5 branches plus a bookmobile
- in a city of 105,000. We are currently revising our Audio Visual
Selection policy with emphasis on selection of DVD and Video. The
problem we are experiencing is an increase in patron suggestions for
purchase of TV series, i.e. The OC, 24, etc. I would be interested in
how your library handles this. Do you purchase TV series? Do you have
something written in your selection policy to address this problem?

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Thank you.

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Cathy McInnis

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missed
this one in the never-ending flood of =
email.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 color=3Dnavy face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 color=3Dnavy face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>We try to maintain a complete set =
of the
TV series, so I&#8217;ll reorder if we are missing a season from a =
collection. Our
patron base does a good job of letting us know when there is a new =
season
available or if there is a new series now on DVD through a patron =
requests
system on our website &amp; catalog &#8211; if I miss a new =
release.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 color=3Dnavy face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>We keep series together &#8211; we =
give a
three week checkout for DVD sets of 3 discs or more &#8211; and feel it =
is
better patron service to give them the whole season than make them try =
to
request the next disc in a set in the right order, which never seems to =
work
out correctly. Sometimes I can replace a specific damaged disc, other =
times I
have to replace a set (keeping the old set as =
replacements).<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 color=3Dnavy face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 color=3Dnavy face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>As for TV movies &#8211; I =
don&#8217;t
order them as a rule because there are so many made-for-TV movies that =
have
been released over the years, (Lifetime, Hallmark, etc.) that I just =
don&#8217;t
want to &#8220;have&#8221; to (and can&#8217;t afford to) order them =
all. I do add
TV movies to our collection as a result of patron requests, and put that =
line
in our guidelines to cover me if I decide that I don&#8217;t want to add =
a
title to the collection. <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 color=3Dnavy face=3DArial><span =
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10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>Hope that helps. =
<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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owner-<st1:PersonName
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[mailto:owner-<st1:PersonName
w:st=3D"on">videolib@lists.berkeley.edu</st1:PersonName>] <b><span
style=3D'font-weight:bold'>On Behalf Of </span></b>James Scholtz<br>
<b><span style=3D'font-weight:bold'>Sent:</span></b> Thursday, May 03, =
2007 11:48
AM<br>
<b><span style=3D'font-weight:bold'>To:</span></b> <st1:PersonName =
w:st=3D"on">videolib@lists.berkeley.edu</st1:PersonName><br>
<b><span style=3D'font-weight:bold'>Subject:</span></b> RE: [Videolib] =
Audio
Visual selection policies</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3D"Times New =
Roman"><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>Hi Andrew and others on the list
serv.&nbsp; I think your criteria are just great Andrew &#8211; I have a =
couple
of questions however.&nbsp; You apparently purchase many television =
serials
&#8211; so how do you decide/keep up with requests for season 1, 2, 3
etc.&nbsp; &#8211; and do you replace season 1 if lost/damaged if you =
have
season 2, etc.&nbsp; How do you circulate a series such as Season 1 of =
Deadwood
(6 DVDs) &#8211; together as a set or separately &#8211; replacing =
series is
fairly difficult.&nbsp; Also, I noted that you do not ordinarily =
purchase
made-for-TV movies but you do purchase TV serials &#8211; why?&nbsp; =
What is
the difficulty with made-for TV movies that TV serials don&#8217;t have =
(most
serials now carry a TV rating, similar to the MPAA ratings, but so do =
the new
TV movies &#8211; many are as good/better than theatrical releases and =
also are
available on 1 disc, rather than on multiple discs &#8211; the Sci-Fi =
channel
movies &#8211; RiverWorld and others come to mind (does calling them =
mini-series
make them a TV serial and not a movie)?&nbsp; Just wondering &#8211; not
hassling you &#8211; trying to get a handle on your thought =
processes.&nbsp;
Thanks.&nbsp; Jim Scholtz. &nbsp;&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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face=3DTahoma><span style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Tahoma'> =
owner-<st1:PersonName
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[mailto:owner-<st1:PersonName
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style=3D'font-weight:bold'>On Behalf Of </span></b>Andrew Roth<br>
<b><span style=3D'font-weight:bold'>Sent:</span></b> Thursday, May 03, =
2007 11:12
AM<br>
<b><span style=3D'font-weight:bold'>To:</span></b> <st1:PersonName =
w:st=3D"on">videolib@lists.berkeley.edu</st1:PersonName><br>
<b><span style=3D'font-weight:bold'>Subject:</span></b> RE: [Videolib] =
Audio
Visual selection policies</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

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style=3D'font-size:
12.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>My library district is similarly sized &#8211; 8 =
branches +
bookmobile. I&#8217;ve created internal guidelines to address TV =
selection in
our library district &#8211; they are listed below, since I don&#8217;t =
know if
Videolib handles attachments.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>I use these merely as a guideline and as =
justification if I
say no to a patron request. To be honest, I have overcome some biases
concerning our TV collection. Initially, I saw no reason to have a broad
collection of TV shows &#8211; there are so many being released that it =
can
become overwhelming and some of those 70&#8217;s &amp; 80&#8217;s =
programs are
so bad. Once you&#8217;ve started a series, I you really have no choice =
but to
continue it through the entire series &#8211; and do we really want 9 =
seasons
of <i><span style=3D'font-style:italic'>Facts of Life</span></i>?&nbsp; =
But after
looking at the popularity of the bad movies that we own (I like to use =
<i><span
style=3D'font-style:italic'>Larry the Cable Guy, Health =
Inspector</span></i> as
an example), are bad TV shows any worse? So I&#8217;ve taken a deep =
breath and
continued to order TV shows - both new and old - for our library =
district. I
try to meet our hold list ratio guidelines for new series &#8211; HBO =
&amp;
Showtime series are very popular, as are shows like <i><span =
style=3D'font-style:
italic'>24</span></i> &amp; <i><span =
style=3D'font-style:italic'>Lost</span></i>.
I normally only order two copies of older series (normally driven by =
patron
requests), possibly adding a few more copies if hold lists become =
large.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>TV guidelines:<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>The growing quantity of available new &amp; =
re-released television
program titles becoming available on DVD, as well as the cost of these
multi-volume, multi-disc sets, requires that the Arapahoe Library =
District be
selective in the ordering of TV programs in order to create a =
well-rounded TV
program collection without affecting other areas of the video =
collection.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>The following criteria will be used for the selection =
and
purchase of popular television programming. It is not intended to cover
&#8220;educational&#8221; or &#8220;documentary&#8221; programs from =
sources
such as PBS or the History Channel:<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<ol style=3D'margin-top:0in' start=3D1 type=3D1>
<li class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'mso-list:l2 level1 lfo3'><font size=3D2 =
face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>The purchase of new =
sequential
seasons of TV programs currently in the ALD catalog will continue.
Quantities purchased and branch location of new season programs =
will be
identical to that of previous =
seasons.<o:p></o:p></span></font></li>
<li class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'mso-list:l2 level1 lfo3'><font size=3D2 =
face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Emmy, Golden Globe and =
BAFTA
(British) award winning programs will be added to the collection =
when
available on DVD.<o:p></o:p></span></font></li>
<li class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'mso-list:l2 level1 lfo3'><font size=3D2 =
face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Top rated programs =
(Nielsen
Ratings, People&#8217;s Choice Award) will be strongly considered =
for
addition.<o:p></o:p></span></font></li>
<li class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'mso-list:l2 level1 lfo3'><font size=3D2 =
face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Emmy &amp; Golden =
Globe
outstanding program nominees will be strongly considered for =
addition.<o:p></o:p></span></font></li>
<li class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'mso-list:l2 level1 lfo3'><font size=3D2 =
face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Reissue of =
award-winning or
&#8220;classic&#8221; TV series will be strongly considered for =
addition.<o:p></o:p></span></font></li>
<li class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'mso-list:l2 level1 lfo3'><font size=3D2 =
face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Other television =
series will be
considered based on a variety of criteria =
including<o:p></o:p></span></font></li>
<ol style=3D'margin-top:0in' start=3D1 type=3Da>
<li class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'mso-list:l2 level2 lfo3'><font size=3D2 =
face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Number of patron =
requests (at
least 3)<o:p></o:p></span></font></li>
<li class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'mso-list:l2 level2 lfo3'><font size=3D2 =
face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Critical reviews from =
various
sources including Video Librarian &amp; =
metacritic.com<o:p></o:p></span></font></li>
<li class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'mso-list:l2 level2 lfo3'><font size=3D2 =
face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Nielsen =
Ratings<o:p></o:p></span></font></li>
<li class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'mso-list:l2 level2 lfo3'><font size=3D2 =
face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Cost of DVD =
set<o:p></o:p></span></font></li>
</ol>
</ol>

<p class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'margin-left:.75in'><font size=3D2 =
face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Note: If an item in this =
section is
selected, only one or two copies will be =
purchased.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<ol style=3D'margin-top:0in' start=3D7 type=3D1>
<li class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'mso-list:l2 level1 lfo3'><font size=3D2 =
face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>The following program =
types
will normally not be considered for addition to the =
collection:<o:p></o:p></span></font></li>
<ol style=3D'margin-top:0in' start=3D1 type=3Da>
<li class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'mso-list:l2 level2 lfo3'><font size=3D2 =
face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Reality =
Programs<o:p></o:p></span></font></li>
<li class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'mso-list:l2 level2 lfo3'><font size=3D2 =
face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Talk =
Shows<o:p></o:p></span></font></li>
<li class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'mso-list:l2 level2 lfo3'><font size=3D2 =
face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Sport =
Programs<o:p></o:p></span></font></li>
<li class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'mso-list:l2 level2 lfo3'><font size=3D2 =
face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Game Shows =
<o:p></o:p></span></font></li>
<li class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'mso-list:l2 level2 lfo3'><font size=3D2 =
face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Made-for-TV =
Movies.<o:p></o:p></span></font></li>
</ol>
<li class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'mso-list:l2 level1 lfo3'><font size=3D2 =
face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>&#8220;Popular&#8221;
non-fiction TV programs (HGTV, Food Network, Discovery) will be =
considered
as part of the overall non-fiction video collection, but all series =
will not
normally be purchased.<o:p></o:p></span></font></li>
<li class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'mso-list:l2 level1 lfo3'><font size=3D2 =
face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Children&#8217;s =
programming
will be considered on a case-by-case basis, however, most =
children&#8217;s
commercial cartoon series will not be considered for =
addition.<o:p></o:p></span></font></li>
</ol>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=3DMsoNormal><strong><b><font size=3D2 color=3Dnavy =
face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>Andrew =
Roth</span></font><font
color=3Dnavy><span =
style=3D'color:navy'><o:p></o:p></span></font></b></strong></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D1 color=3Dnavy face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:
7.5pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>Library Materials =
Services</span></font><font
size=3D1><span style=3D'font-size:7.5pt'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D1 color=3Dnavy face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:
7.5pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>Collection Management - =
Video</span></font><font
color=3Dnavy><span style=3D'color:navy'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D1 color=3Dnavy face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:
7.5pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>Arapahoe Library =
District</span></font><font
size=3D2 color=3Dnavy face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;
color:navy'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D1 color=3Dnavy face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:
7.5pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>303.798.2444 =
x1031</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=3DMsoNormal><b><font size=3D2 face=3DTahoma><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Tahoma;font-weight:bold'>From:</span></font></b><font =
size=3D2
face=3DTahoma><span style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Tahoma'> =
owner-<st1:PersonName
w:st=3D"on">videolib@lists.berkeley.edu</st1:PersonName> =
[mailto:owner-<st1:PersonName
w:st=3D"on">videolib@lists.berkeley.edu</st1:PersonName>] <b><span
style=3D'font-weight:bold'>On Behalf Of </span></b>McInnis, Cathy<br>
<b><span style=3D'font-weight:bold'>Sent:</span></b> Tuesday, May 01, =
2007 7:02
AM<br>
<b><span style=3D'font-weight:bold'>To:</span></b> <st1:PersonName =
w:st=3D"on">videolib@lists.berkeley.edu</st1:PersonName><br>
<b><span style=3D'font-weight:bold'>Subject:</span></b> [Videolib] Audio =
Visual
selection policies</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 face=3D"Times New Roman"><span =
style=3D'font-size:
12.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>Hello:<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>&nbsp; We are a medium to large public library =
&#8211; 5
branches plus a bookmobile &#8211; in a city of 105,000. &nbsp;We are =
currently
revising our Audio Visual Selection policy with emphasis on selection of =
DVD
and Video.&nbsp; The problem we are experiencing is an increase in =
patron
suggestions for purchase of TV series, i.e. The OC, 24, etc.&nbsp; I =
would be
interested in how your library handles this.&nbsp; Do you purchase TV
series?&nbsp; Do you have something written in your selection policy to =
address
this problem?<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>Thank you.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>Cathy McInnis<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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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.