Re: [Videolib] Survey Results -- Continued Discussion

Laurel Seppala-Etra (librarygoddess@comcast.net)
Fri, 13 Jul 2007 17:02:39 -0600

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I took the class summer of 2004, online, and it was a great class. We =
used the Handman book as one of our textbooks.

Laurel Seppala-Etra
----- Original Message -----=20
From: Cartford, Peter, JCL=20
To: videolib@lists.berkeley.edu=20
Sent: Friday, July 13, 2007 4:28 PM
Subject: RE: [Videolib] Survey Results -- Continued Discussion

Here's how the School of Library and Information Management at Emporia =
State U. in Kansas describes their course:

=20

LI 845 - Models of Collection Development for Visual Information (2 =
credit hours)=20
The course examines the application of cinematic and visual literacy =
frameworks for the enhancement of the moving image collection and =
services in multiple library settings.

=20

Hard to tell from that description, but it is a video collection =
development course. I taught it as a face-to-face class a few years =
ago; it's now an online course taught by someone else.

=20

Peter Cartford
AV Librarian
Johnson County Library
Overland Park, KS
913-495-2496
cartfordp@jocolibrary.org=20

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From: owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu =
[mailto:owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Meghann =
Matwichuk
Sent: Friday, July 13, 2007 2:20 PM
To: videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
Subject: [Videolib] Survey Results -- Continued Discussion

=20

I'm glad this data is sparking some conversation! And, for the =
record, I didn't detect any grumpiness in your post, Gary -- I share =
your concern about both issues, but as far as the first point goes, I =
echo Michael May's comment questioning folk's ability to retire, say, =
ever given the increasing student debt load (not just the student loans, =
but the increasing dependence on living off credit, etc.), spike in cost =
of living, and the low salaries librarians earn relative to other =
professional positions. Thank goodness for 403b's! But, I am =
especially concerned about my colleagues in public libraries -- I can =
think of at least a few off hand who run themselves ragged by splitting =
their days between two part-time librarian positions with no benefits on =
either side of the fence.

Re: Michael's post -- It would be wonderful to see classes in video =
librarianship at library schools. Does anyone know of any currently in =
the curricula or that have been taught in the past? I know that in my =
relatively recent experience with LIS at UIUC, there weren't any =
offerings that specific to video librarianship. I was fortunate enough =
to have two wonderful prof's (a husband and wife emeritus / emerita =
team, the Hendersons, who any fellow UIUC alum will likely know) who =
allowed students to investigate their own specific interests within the =
broader context of the courses (thinking specifically of a preservation =
class and a tech services class), so that I was able to do projects on =
film preservation, media censorship issues, the implications of ratings =
and fee structures for media in public libraries, etc. There were so =
many varied classes that choosing those that would give me a solid =
foundation to be a generalist made it impossible to take all the =
elective classes I was interested in, so I'm wondering if another tack =
might be to somehow encourage library prof.'s and instructors to provide =
more open ended assignments (like the ones I mentioned above) that might =
lend themselves to 'media-flavored' customization.

Best,

*************************
Meghann Matwichuk, M.S.
Senior Assistant Librarian
Instructional Media Collection Department
Morris Library, University of Delaware
181 S. College Ave.
Newark, DE 19717
(302) 831-1475
http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/instructionalmedia/

ghandman@library.berkeley.edu wrote:=20

Thank YOU, Meghann... This is useful stuff. I'm on the cusp of going on =
vacation for a coupleof weeks. Given the grumpiness of my previous =
note, probably not a minutetoo soon. Last night I mentioned my comments =
re the MLIS to my wife Pam(a long-time corporate librarian) and she =
promptly proceeded to kick mybutt. Guess I've been in academia too =
long. I do, however, feel strongly (and intractably) about the =
importance ofspecialization in the field of film and video, the =
importance of film andvideo to libraries, and the need for professional =
training and experiencein that specialization (regardless of how one =
defines "professional") Best, Gary Thank you, Gary. To answer your =
second point, I'd like to clip a linefrom the email invitation to =
participate in the Video Librarian survey: "You are eligible to =
participate in this survey if you consider yourselfa video librarian, =
and are currently working in a library, museum orarchive with video =
materials (DVD,VHS, digital formats, etc.)." Michael may have more to =
add, but to my mind, we were interested inallowing our respondents to =
self-identify as video librarians, knowingthat there are many library =
workers who are primarily responsible forvideo collections in libraries =
who do not have an MLS (especially insome public libraries -- let's not =
forget that some public librarieshire directors who do not have their =
MLS). I think it's valuable for usto know that, and agree that =
conversation about the implications of that13% who do not have an MLS =
but are acting as librarians are important todiscuss (and of course =
extends beyond the subset of librarians wesurveyed). Best, =
*************************Meghann Matwichuk, M.S.Senior Assistant =
LibrarianInstructional Media Collection DepartmentMorris Library, =
University of Delaware181 S. College Ave.Newark, DE 19717(302) =
831-1475http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/instructionalmedia/ Gary Handman =
wrote: Very very interesting, Michael and Meghann. I was struck in =
particular by the demographics. If 40% of us arebetween 50 and 59, 40% =
of us within a reasonable stone's throw ofretirement. Wonder what =
happens then. My guess is that theaforementioned 40% were hired into or =
slid over into mediadom as aresult of the so-called "video revolution" =
of the 1970s and 80s...atime in which the content universe and the =
delivery technologies wereunique to libraries...the enterprise itself =
was unique. This is nolonger the case. Media delivery, as we all know, =
is rapidlyconverging with other forms of information delivery. I think =
there isan almost universal perception (outside of our small =
professionalclique) that the specialization is no longer really needed =
(if it everwas). This, of course, is utter bushwah...but tell that =
toadministrators closely watching the bottom line. Weird that =
anacademic administrator would _never _think about dumping =
oramalgamating subject bibliographer/selector positions, but a =
medialibrarian's postion...??? In any case...makes one ponder and fret =
about the long term. Oh, by the way, at the risk of being labelled =
reactionary andbackward-looking, in regard to your statement: Most =
(87%) videolibrarians hold a Masters in Library or Information Science. =
A handfulhold only an Associates or Bachelors (3%), in my neck of the =
academic woods, there's no such thing as a librarianwithout an MLS. In =
light of my statement above re the instability ofthe professional =
specialization, I'm wondering if this is such a mustynotion, after all. =
I think we need all the creds we can bring with us. Gary At 11:57 AM =
7/12/2007, you wrote: [Please excuse cross-posting. -- MM] All, A =
few months ago we sent out a request for those self identifying as"video =
librarians" or those in charge of managing video collectionsat their =
institutions to participate in one or more surveys on thosesubjects. We =
have now finished the surveys and have initial summarydata back that we =
would like to share with you. You can access thePDF files with the =
summaries on the VRT (ALA Video Round Table)website at: =
http://www.ala.org/ala/vrt/vrtresources/vrt2007surveys.htm We will be =
doing additional analyses of the data over the nextseveral months and =
hope to report on it in one or more publicationsor presentations. We =
would encourage any of you that would like usto focus on particular =
areas to let us know, as we would like to beable to present on those =
areas of most interest to librarians. Also,if you have any questions or =
comments, feel free to contact either ofus directly. Also newly =
available at the VRT website and of possible interest tomedia librarians =
are the notes of the 2007 meeting of the DigitalMedia Discussion Group, =
which meets annually at ALA MidwinterConferences to discuss a variety of =
issues pertaining to digitalmedia and libraries: =
http://www.ala.org/ala/vrt/aboutvrt/vrtdmdg.htm Thank you, Michael =
Brewer & Meghann Matwichukbrewerm@u.library.arizona.edu =
<mailto:brewerm@u.library.arizona.edu>mtwchk@UDel.Edu =
<mailto:mtwchk@UDel.Edu> *************************Meghann Matwichuk, =
M.S.Senior Assistant LibrarianInstructional Media Collection =
DepartmentMorris Library, University of Delaware181 S. College =
Ave.Newark, DE 19717(302) =
831-1475<http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/instructionalmedia/> Gary =
HandmanDirectorMedia Resources CenterMoffitt LibraryUC =
Berkeleyghandman@library.berkeley.eduhttp://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC "In =
societies where modern conditions of production prevail, all oflife =
presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles." --Guy Debord =
Gary HandmanDirectorMedia Resources CenterMoffitt LibraryUC =
Berkeley =
510-643-8566ghandman@library.berkeley.eduhttp://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC =
"In societies where modern conditions of production prevail, all of =
lifepresents 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.
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<DIV><FONT face=3DVerdana size=3D2>I took the class summer of 2004, =
online,&nbsp;and=20
it was&nbsp;a great class.&nbsp; We used the Handman book as one of our=20
textbooks.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DVerdana size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DVerdana size=3D2>Laurel Seppala-Etra</FONT></DIV>
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<DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial">----- Original Message ----- </DIV>
<DIV=20
style=3D"BACKGROUND: #e4e4e4; FONT: 10pt arial; font-color: =
black"><B>From:</B>=20
<A title=3DCartfordP@jocolibrary.org=20
href=3D"mailto:CartfordP@jocolibrary.org">Cartford, Peter, JCL</A> =
</DIV>
<DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>To:</B> <A =
title=3Dvideolib@lists.berkeley.edu=20
=
href=3D"mailto:videolib@lists.berkeley.edu">videolib@lists.berkeley.edu</=
A>=20
</DIV>
<DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Sent:</B> Friday, July 13, 2007 =
4:28 PM</DIV>
<DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Subject:</B> RE: [Videolib] Survey =
Results --=20
Continued Discussion</DIV>
<DIV><BR></DIV>
<DIV class=3DSection1>
<P class=3DMsoNormal><FONT face=3D"Times New Roman" color=3Dblack =
size=3D3><SPAN=20
style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 12pt">Here=92s how the <st1:PlaceType=20
w:st=3D"on">School</st1:PlaceType> of <st1:PlaceName=20
w:st=3D"on">Library</st1:PlaceName> and Information Management at =
Emporia State=20
U. in <st1:State w:st=3D"on"><st1:place =
w:st=3D"on">Kansas</st1:place></st1:State>=20
describes their course:<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal><FONT face=3D"Times New Roman" color=3Dblack =
size=3D3><SPAN=20
style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 12pt"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></SPAN></FONT></P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal=20
style=3D"LINE-HEIGHT: 14.4pt; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; =
mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto"><FONT=20
face=3DVerdana color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN=20
style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: windowtext; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">LI =
845 -=20
Models of Collection Development for Visual Information (2 credit =
hours)=20
<BR>The course examines the application of cinematic and visual =
literacy=20
frameworks for the enhancement of the moving image collection and =
services in=20
multiple library settings.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal=20
style=3D"LINE-HEIGHT: 14.4pt; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; =
mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto"><FONT=20
face=3DVerdana color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN=20
style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: windowtext; FONT-FAMILY: =
Verdana"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></SPAN></FONT></P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal=20
style=3D"LINE-HEIGHT: 14.4pt; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; =
mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto"><FONT=20
face=3D"Times New Roman" color=3Dblack size=3D3><SPAN=20
style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 12pt; COLOR: windowtext">Hard to tell from that =
description,=20
but it <U>is</U> a video collection development course.&nbsp; I taught =
it as a=20
face-to-face class a few years ago; it=92s now an online course taught =
by=20
someone else.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal=20
style=3D"LINE-HEIGHT: 14.4pt; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; =
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face=3DVerdana color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN=20
style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: windowtext; FONT-FAMILY: =
Verdana"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></SPAN></FONT></P>
<DIV>
<P><FONT face=3D"Times New Roman" color=3Dblack size=3D3><SPAN=20
style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 12pt; COLOR: black">Peter Cartford<BR>AV=20
Librarian<BR><st1:place w:st=3D"on"><st1:PlaceName=20
w:st=3D"on">Johnson</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType=20
w:st=3D"on">County</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> Library<BR><st1:place=20
w:st=3D"on"><st1:City w:st=3D"on">Overland Park</st1:City>, <st1:State =

=
w:st=3D"on">KS</st1:State></st1:place><BR>913-495-2496<BR>cartfordp@jocol=
ibrary.org=20
</SPAN></FONT><o:p></o:p></P></DIV>
<DIV>
<DIV class=3DMsoNormal style=3D"TEXT-ALIGN: center" =
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<P class=3DMsoNormal><B><FONT face=3DTahoma color=3Dblack =
size=3D2><SPAN=20
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FONT-FAMILY: Tahoma">From:</SPAN></FONT></B><FONT=20
face=3DTahoma color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN=20
style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: windowtext; FONT-FAMILY: Tahoma">=20
owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu =
[mailto:owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu]=20
<B><SPAN style=3D"FONT-WEIGHT: bold">On Behalf Of </SPAN></B>Meghann=20
Matwichuk<BR><B><SPAN style=3D"FONT-WEIGHT: bold">Sent:</SPAN></B> =
Friday, July=20
13, 2007 2:20 PM<BR><B><SPAN style=3D"FONT-WEIGHT: =
bold">To:</SPAN></B>=20
videolib@lists.berkeley.edu<BR><B><SPAN=20
style=3D"FONT-WEIGHT: bold">Subject:</SPAN></B> [Videolib] Survey =
Results --=20
Continued Discussion</SPAN></FONT><FONT color=3Dblack><SPAN=20
style=3D"COLOR: windowtext"><o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P></DIV>
<P class=3DMsoNormal><FONT face=3D"Times New Roman" color=3Dblack =
size=3D3><SPAN=20
style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 12pt"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></SPAN></FONT></P>
<P class=3DMsoNormal><FONT face=3D"Times New Roman" color=3Dblack =
size=3D3><SPAN=20
style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 12pt">I'm glad this data is sparking some=20
conversation!&nbsp; And, for the record, I didn't detect any =
grumpiness in=20
your post, Gary -- I share your concern about both issues, but as far =
as the=20
first point goes, I echo Michael May's comment questioning folk's =
ability to=20
retire, say, <I><SPAN style=3D"FONT-STYLE: italic">ever</SPAN></I> =
given the=20
increasing student debt load (not just the student loans, but the =
increasing=20
dependence on living off credit, etc.), spike in cost of living, and =
the low=20
salaries librarians earn relative to other professional =
positions.&nbsp; Thank=20
goodness for 403b's!&nbsp; But, I am especially concerned about my =
colleagues=20
in public libraries -- I can think of at least a few off hand who run=20
themselves ragged by splitting their days between two part-time =
librarian=20
positions with no benefits on either side of the fence.<BR><BR>Re: =
Michael's=20
post -- It would be wonderful to see classes in video librarianship at =
library=20
schools.&nbsp; Does anyone know of any currently in the curricula or =
that have=20
been taught in the past?&nbsp; I know that in my relatively recent =
experience=20
with LIS at UIUC, there weren't any offerings that specific to video=20
librarianship.&nbsp; I was fortunate enough to have two wonderful =
prof's (a=20
husband and wife emeritus / emerita team, the Hendersons, who any =
fellow UIUC=20
alum will likely know) who allowed students to investigate their own =
specific=20
interests within the broader context of the courses (thinking =
specifically of=20
a preservation class and a tech services class), so that I was able to =
do=20
projects on film preservation, media censorship issues, the =
implications of=20
ratings and fee structures for media in public libraries, etc.&nbsp; =
There=20
were so many varied classes that choosing those that would give me a =
solid=20
foundation to be a generalist made it impossible to take all the =
elective=20
classes I was interested in, so I'm wondering if another tack might be =
to=20
somehow encourage library prof.'s and instructors to provide more open =
ended=20
assignments (like the ones I mentioned above) that might lend =
themselves to=20
'media-flavored' =
customization.<BR><BR>Best,<BR><BR></SPAN></FONT><FONT=20
color=3D#666666 size=3D2><SPAN=20
style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: =
#666666">*************************<BR>Meghann=20
Matwichuk, M.S.<BR>Senior Assistant Librarian<BR>Instructional Media=20
Collection Department<BR>Morris Library, <st1:place =
w:st=3D"on"><st1:PlaceType=20
w:st=3D"on">University</st1:PlaceType> of <st1:PlaceName=20
w:st=3D"on">Delaware</st1:PlaceName></st1:place><BR><st1:Street=20
w:st=3D"on"><st1:address w:st=3D"on">181 S. College=20
Ave.</st1:address></st1:Street><BR><st1:place w:st=3D"on"><st1:City=20
w:st=3D"on">Newark</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st=3D"on">DE</st1:State>=20
<st1:PostalCode =
w:st=3D"on">19717</st1:PostalCode></st1:place><BR>(302)=20
831-1475<BR><A=20
=
href=3D"http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/instructionalmedia/">http://www.lib.ud=
el.edu/ud/instructionalmedia/</A></SPAN></FONT><BR><BR><A=20
=
href=3D"mailto:ghandman@library.berkeley.edu">ghandman@library.berkeley.e=
du</A>=20
wrote: <o:p></o:p></P><PRE wrap=3D""><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Thank YOU, =
Meghann...<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier =
New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">This is =
useful stuff.&nbsp; I'm on the cusp of going on vacation for a =
couple<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">of weeks. =
&nbsp;Given the grumpiness of my previous note, probably not a =
minute<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">too soon.&nbsp; =
Last night I mentioned my comments re the MLIS to my wife =
Pam<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">(a long-time =
corporate librarian) and she promptly proceeded to kick =
my<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">butt.&nbsp; Guess =
I've been in academia too long.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT =
face=3D"Courier New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier =
New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">I do, =
however, feel strongly (and intractably) about the importance =
of<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">specialization in =
the field of film and video, the importance of film =
and<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">video to =
libraries, and the need for professional training and =
experience<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">in that =
specialization (regardless of how one defines =
"professional")<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier =
New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier =
New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt">Best,<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier =
New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><st1:City =
w:st=3D"on"><st1:place w:st=3D"on"><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt">Gary</SPAN></FONT></st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p></PRE><PRE><FON=
T face=3D"Courier New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier =
New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier =
New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">&nbsp; =
<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE>
<BLOCKQUOTE style=3D"MARGIN-TOP: 5pt; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 5pt" =
type=3D"cite"><PRE wrap=3D""><FONT face=3D"Courier New" color=3Dblack =
size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Thank you, <st1:City =
w:st=3D"on"><st1:place w:st=3D"on">Gary</st1:place></st1:City>.&nbsp; To =
answer your second point, I'd like to clip a =
line<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">from the email =
invitation to participate in the Video Librarian =
survey:<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier =
New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">"You are =
eligible to participate in this survey if you consider =
yourself<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">a video =
librarian, and are currently working in a library, museum =
or<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">archive with =
video materials (DVD,<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT =
face=3D"Courier New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt">VHS, digital formats, =
etc.)."<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier =
New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Michael may =
have more to add, but to my mind, we were interested =
in<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">allowing our =
respondents to self-identify as video librarians, =
knowing<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">that there are =
many library workers who are primarily responsible =
for<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">video collections =
in libraries who do not have an MLS (especially =
in<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">some public =
libraries -- let's not forget that some public =
libraries<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">hire directors =
who do not have their MLS).&nbsp; I think it's valuable for =
us<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">to know that, and =
agree that conversation about the implications of =
that<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">13% who do not =
have an MLS but are acting as librarians are important =
to<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">discuss (and of =
course extends beyond the subset of librarians =
we<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt">surveyed).<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT =
face=3D"Courier New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier =
New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt">Best,<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier =
New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier =
New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt">*************************<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT =
face=3D"Courier New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt">Meghann Matwichuk, M.S.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT =
face=3D"Courier New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt">Senior Assistant =
Librarian<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Instructional =
Media Collection Department<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT =
face=3D"Courier New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt">Morris Library, <st1:place w:st=3D"on"><st1:PlaceType =
w:st=3D"on">University</st1:PlaceType> of <st1:PlaceName =
w:st=3D"on">Delaware</st1:PlaceName></st1:place><o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT>=
</PRE><PRE><st1:Street w:st=3D"on"><st1:address w:st=3D"on"><FONT =
face=3D"Courier New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt">181 S. College =
Ave.</SPAN></FONT></st1:address></st1:Street><o:p></o:p></PRE><PRE><st1:p=
lace w:st=3D"on"><st1:City w:st=3D"on"><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt">Newark</SPAN></FONT></st1:City>, <st1:State =
w:st=3D"on">DE</st1:State> <st1:PostalCode =
w:st=3D"on">19717</st1:PostalCode></st1:place><o:p></o:p></PRE><PRE><FONT=
face=3D"Courier New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt">(302) 831-1475<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT =
face=3D"Courier New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt"><A =
href=3D"http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/instructionalmedia/">http://www.lib.ud=
el.edu/ud/instructionalmedia/</A><o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FON=
T face=3D"Courier New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier =
New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Gary Handman =
wrote:<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE>
<BLOCKQUOTE style=3D"MARGIN-TOP: 5pt; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 5pt" =
type=3D"cite"><PRE wrap=3D""><FONT face=3D"Courier New" color=3Dblack =
size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Very very interesting, Michael =
and Meghann.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier =
New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier =
New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">I was struck =
in particular by the demographics.&nbsp; If 40% of us =
are<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">between 50 and =
59,&nbsp; 40% of us within a reasonable stone's throw =
of<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">retirement.&nbsp; =
Wonder what happens then.&nbsp; My guess is that =
the<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">aforementioned =
40% were hired into or slid over into mediadom as =
a<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">result of the =
so-called "video revolution" of the 1970s and =
80s...a<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">time in which the =
content universe and the delivery technologies =
were<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">unique to =
libraries...the enterprise itself was unique.&nbsp; This is =
no<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">longer the =
case.&nbsp; Media delivery, as we all know, is =
rapidly<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">converging with =
other forms of information delivery.&nbsp; I think there =
is<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">an almost =
universal perception (outside of our small =
professional<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier =
New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">clique) that =
the specialization is no longer really needed (if it =
ever<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">was).&nbsp;&nbsp; =
This, of course, is utter bushwah...but tell that =
to<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">administrators =
closely watching the bottom line.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Weird that =
an<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">academic =
administrator would _never _think about dumping =
or<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">amalgamating =
subject bibliographer/selector positions, but a =
media<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">librarian's =
postion...???<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier =
New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier =
New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">In any =
case...makes one ponder and fret about the long =
term.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier =
New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Oh, by the =
way, at the risk of being labelled reactionary =
and<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">backward-looking, =
in regard to your statement:&nbsp; Most (87%) =
video<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">librarians hold a =
Masters in Library or Information Science. A =
handful<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">hold only an =
Associates or Bachelors (3%),<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT =
face=3D"Courier New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier =
New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">in my neck =
of the academic woods, there's no such thing as a =
librarian<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">without an =
MLS.&nbsp; In light of my statement above re the instability =
of<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">the professional =
specialization, I'm wondering if this is such a =
musty<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">notion, after =
all.&nbsp;&nbsp; I think we need all the creds we can bring with =
us.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><st1:City =
w:st=3D"on"><st1:place w:st=3D"on"><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt">Gary</SPAN></FONT></st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p></PRE><PRE><FON=
T face=3D"Courier New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier =
New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier =
New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">At 11:57 AM =
7/12/2007, you wrote:<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT =
face=3D"Courier New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE>
<BLOCKQUOTE style=3D"MARGIN-TOP: 5pt; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 5pt" =
type=3D"cite"><PRE wrap=3D""><FONT face=3D"Courier New" color=3Dblack =
size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">[Please excuse cross-posting. =
-- MM]<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier =
New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt">All,<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier =
New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">A few months =
ago we sent out a request for those self identifying =
as<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">"video =
librarians" or those in charge of managing video =
collections<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier =
New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">at their =
institutions to participate in one or more surveys on =
those<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">subjects.&nbsp; =
We have now finished the surveys and have initial =
summary<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">data back that we =
would like to share with you.&nbsp; You can access =
the<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">PDF files with =
the summaries on the VRT (ALA Video Round =
Table)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">website at: <A =
href=3D"http://www.ala.org/ala/vrt/vrtresources/vrt2007surveys.htm">http:=
//www.ala.org/ala/vrt/vrtresources/vrt2007surveys.htm</A><o:p></o:p></SPA=
N></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" color=3Dblack =
size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier =
New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">We will be =
doing additional analyses of the data over the =
next<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">several months =
and hope to report on it in one or more =
publications<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier =
New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">or =
presentations.&nbsp; We would encourage any of you that would like =
us<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">to focus on =
particular areas to let us know, as we would like to =
be<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">able to present =
on those areas of most interest to librarians.&nbsp; =
Also,<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">if you have any =
questions or comments, feel free to contact either =
of<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">us =
directly.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier =
New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Also newly =
available at the VRT website and of possible interest =
to<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">media librarians =
are the notes of the 2007 meeting of the =
Digital<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Media Discussion =
Group, which meets annually at ALA =
Midwinter<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Conferences to =
discuss a variety of issues pertaining to =
digital<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">media and =
libraries:&nbsp; <A =
href=3D"http://www.ala.org/ala/vrt/aboutvrt/vrtdmdg.htm">http://www.ala.o=
rg/ala/vrt/aboutvrt/vrtdmdg.htm</A><o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><F=
ONT face=3D"Courier New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN =
style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier =
New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Thank =
you,<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier =
New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Michael =
Brewer &amp; Meghann Matwichuk<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT =
face=3D"Courier New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt"><A =
href=3D"mailto:brewerm@u.library.arizona.edu">brewerm@u.library.arizona.e=
du</A> <A =
href=3D"mailto:brewerm@u.library.arizona.edu">&lt;mailto:brewerm@u.librar=
y.arizona.edu&gt;</A><o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT =
face=3D"Courier New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt"><A href=3D"mailto:mtwchk@UDel.Edu">mtwchk@UDel.Edu</A> <A =
href=3D"mailto:mtwchk@UDel.Edu">&lt;mailto:mtwchk@UDel.Edu&gt;</A><o:p></=
o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" color=3Dblack =
size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier =
New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt">*************************<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT =
face=3D"Courier New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt">Meghann Matwichuk, M.S.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT =
face=3D"Courier New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt">Senior Assistant =
Librarian<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Instructional =
Media Collection Department<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT =
face=3D"Courier New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt">Morris Library, <st1:place w:st=3D"on"><st1:PlaceType =
w:st=3D"on">University</st1:PlaceType> of <st1:PlaceName =
w:st=3D"on">Delaware</st1:PlaceName></st1:place><o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT>=
</PRE><PRE><st1:Street w:st=3D"on"><st1:address w:st=3D"on"><FONT =
face=3D"Courier New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt">181 S. College =
Ave.</SPAN></FONT></st1:address></st1:Street><o:p></o:p></PRE><PRE><st1:p=
lace w:st=3D"on"><st1:City w:st=3D"on"><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt">Newark</SPAN></FONT></st1:City>, <st1:State =
w:st=3D"on">DE</st1:State> <st1:PostalCode =
w:st=3D"on">19717</st1:PostalCode></st1:place><o:p></o:p></PRE><PRE><FONT=
face=3D"Courier New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt">(302) 831-1475<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT =
face=3D"Courier New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt"><A =
href=3D"http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/instructionalmedia/">&lt;http://www.li=
b.udel.edu/ud/instructionalmedia/&gt;</A><o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><=
PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN =
style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; =
<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE></BLOCKQUOTE><PRE wrap=3D""><FONT =
face=3D"Courier New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt">Gary Handman<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT =
face=3D"Courier New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt">Director<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><st1:place =
w:st=3D"on"><st1:PlaceName w:st=3D"on"><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt">Media</SPAN></FONT></st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName =
w:st=3D"on">Resources</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType =
w:st=3D"on">Center</st1:PlaceType></st1:place><o:p></o:p></PRE><PRE><FONT=
face=3D"Courier New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt">Moffitt Library<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT =
face=3D"Courier New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt">UC Berkeley<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT =
face=3D"Courier New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt"><A =
href=3D"mailto:ghandman@library.berkeley.edu">ghandman@library.berkeley.e=
du</A><o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt"><A =
href=3D"http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC">http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC<=
/A><o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier =
New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">"In =
societies where modern conditions of production prevail, all =
of<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">life presents =
itself as an immense accumulation of =
spectacles."<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier =
New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier =
New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">--Guy =
Debord<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier =
New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; =
<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE></BLOCKQUOTE></BLOCKQUOTE><PRE =
wrap=3D""><FONT face=3D"Courier New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN =
style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier =
New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier =
New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Gary =
Handman<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt">Director<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><st1:place =
w:st=3D"on"><st1:PlaceName w:st=3D"on"><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt">Media</SPAN></FONT></st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName =
w:st=3D"on">Resources</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType =
w:st=3D"on">Center</st1:PlaceType></st1:place><o:p></o:p></PRE><PRE><FONT=
face=3D"Courier New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt">Moffitt Library<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT =
face=3D"Courier New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt">UC Berkeley<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT =
face=3D"Courier New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier =
New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt">510-643-8566<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT =
face=3D"Courier New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt"><A =
href=3D"mailto:ghandman@library.berkeley.edu">ghandman@library.berkeley.e=
du</A><o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt"><A =
href=3D"http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC">http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC<=
/A><o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier =
New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">"In =
societies where modern conditions of production prevail, all of =
life<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">presents itself =
as an immense accumulation of =
spectacles."<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier =
New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">--Guy =
Debord<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier =
New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=3D"Courier =
New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">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.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT =
face=3D"Courier New" color=3Dblack size=3D2><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt">&nbsp; =
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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.