[Videolib] A plea to video/film distributors

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Wed, 13 Jun 2007 09:16:42 -0700

Hello Friends

In updating the MRC web site this am, I ran yet again into the frustrating
situation in which, for completely mysterious reasons, a distributor
changed the urls in its web catalog. The MRC web site links extensively to
vendor catalog descriptions for materials in our collection (I'm sure we're
not alone in this practice). When a distributor summarily decides to
recrank its web site or change urls, the whole house of cards topples
over. At very least, I entreat you to have your web person refer from old
urls to new. I know that California Newsreel and Women Make Movies have
been gracious enough to do this. I hope others will follow suit...


gary h.

Gary Handman
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley

"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.