Re: [Videolib] Streaming Videos from the Collection

Christine Godin (diractor@yahoo.com)
Thu, 14 Jun 2007 09:25:26 -0700 (PDT)

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I have to agree with Jessica on some points. Chaplin remains and should remain a fixture of the canon of classic films. I can't imagine anyone who seriously studies films or has a keen appreciation of films dismissing him. However, everything I read in my field (librarianship--what a quaint sounding term!) tells me that online is the way to go. Chaplin and his other cronies will be available that way, but not free. The industry doesn't give away anything free very often. We pay for VHS, DVD, CD, and online now. Downloading is another issue. I am sure the technology can be set up (and probably already is) to disallow "free" downloading.

Just as I don't believe hardbound books will go away, I do recognize that electronic databases and e-books have made a huge impact on how libraries manage and distribute information. I hope the film industry is able to make the same leap we crotchety, arthritis-ridden old library biddies have had to make!



Christine Godin
Northwest Vista College
San Antonio, TX

Jessica Rosner <jrosner@kino.com> wrote:
I think the Chaplin Estate can take care of themselves and it is a bit silly
to think that if you can't watch MODERN TIMES via download next year it will
become irrelevent. Moreover I think it would outrageous if teachers or
librarians decided that since they could not obtain Chaplin films on line ,
they just would not bother to use them in class via a clumsy old DVD.

If you and your children are going to limit your film viewing to downloads
( Chaplin films being readily available on VHS & DVD and on film much of the
time) then you will be missing many great things

On 6/14/07 2:15 AM, "Rick Faaberg" wrote:

> On 6/13/07 7:21 AM "Jessica Rosner" sent this out:
>
>> There will simply never be a time when all let's say significant or films
>> likely to be used an academic setting are going to be available for
>> streaming and the process for feature films becoming available will be very,
>> very slow.
>
> And those materials will become irrelevant. Too bad.
>
> Look at the owners of Beatles music's recent effort to get the material
> online. They realize that the Beatles will be irrelevant if their material
> is not online.
>
> I barely know who Chaplin was; my children have absolutely no idea who
> Chaplin was. If he's not online soon, he's gone.
>
> Rick Faaberg

Christine Godin
GO SPURS GO !!


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<div>I have to agree with Jessica on some points. Chaplin remains and should remain a fixture of the canon of classic films. I can't imagine anyone who seriously studies films or has a keen appreciation of films dismissing him. However, everything I read in my field (librarianship--what a quaint sounding term!) tells me that online is the way to go. Chaplin and his other cronies will be available that way, but not free. The industry doesn't give away anything free very often. We pay for VHS, DVD, CD, and online now. Downloading is another issue. I am sure the technology can be set up (and probably already is) to disallow "free" downloading. </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Just as I don't believe hardbound books will go away, I do recognize that electronic databases and e-books have made a huge impact on how libraries manage and distribute information. I hope the film industry is able to make the same leap we crotchety, arthritis-ridden old library biddies have had to make!
<IMG src="http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/mesg/tsmileys2/03.gif"></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Christine Godin</div> <div>Northwest Vista College</div> <div>San Antonio, TX<BR><BR><B><I>Jessica Rosner &lt;jrosner@kino.com&gt;</I></B> wrote:</div> <BLOCKQUOTE class=replbq style="PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #1010ff 2px solid">I think the Chaplin Estate can take care of themselves and it is a bit silly<BR>to think that if you can't watch MODERN TIMES via download next year it will<BR>become irrelevent. Moreover I think it would outrageous if teachers or<BR>librarians decided that since they could not obtain Chaplin films on line ,<BR>they just would not bother to use them in class v
great things<BR><BR><BR>On 6/14/07 2:15 AM, "Rick Faaberg" <RFAABERG@COMCAST.NET>wrote:<BR><BR>&gt; On 6/13/07 7:21 AM "Jessica Rosner" <JROSNER@KINO.COM>sent this out:<BR>&gt; <BR>&gt;&gt; There will simply never be a time when all let's say significant or films<BR>&gt;&gt; likely to be used an academic setting are going to be available for<BR>&gt;&gt; streaming and the process for feature films becoming available will be very,<BR>&gt;&gt; very slow.<BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; And those materials will become irrelevant. Too bad.<BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; Look at the owners of Beatles music's recent effort to get the material<BR>&gt; online. They realize that the Beatles will be irrelevant if their material<BR>&gt; is not online.<BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; I barely know who Chaplin was; my children have absolutely no idea who<BR>&gt; Chaplin was. If he's not online soon, he's gone.<BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; Rick Faaberg<BR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR><BR><DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT face="Comic Sans MS"
color=#407f00>Christine Godin</FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color=#8000ff>GO SPURS GO !!</FONT></STRONG></DIV></DIV><p>&#32;
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