RE: [Videolib] Survey Results -- Continued Discussion

Pasteur, Eric (EricPasteur@ppl.peoria.lib.il.us)
Mon, 16 Jul 2007 10:26:23 -0500

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Michael's post is indicative of the lack of credence given to video
librarians; aspiring music librarians are typically offered one course to
accommodate their interest-usually cross-listed with the school's music
curriculum. I've spoken with many graduates of many different library &
information science programs, and almost without exception they indicate
that if one is interested in focusing on any kind of arts-related
librarianship and/or archival studies, one must "be creative" when
approaching the curriculum. This means taking every course that could
conceivably offer the opportunity to customize papers, projects, or
discussion to the student's interests. I was able to do this at the UWM,
and, like Meghann, I was fortunate to take classes with instructors who
allowed me to focus on subjects otherwise only peripherally related to the
formally-stated objectives. Projects I undertook included subjects such as
video collection management, DRM, a few minor A/V cataloging assignments,
and creation of an ILS database that focused on video materials.


Many MLIS programs also allow students to satisfy requirements via a few
non-MLIS courses, which is a good way to sneak in a few subject-specific
classes that will help in future endeavors. Also, internships, fieldwork,
etc. are often open-ended opportunities (if you can get them!) for
experience within the discipline. Of course, these avenues are the result
of the greater problem of devaluing A/V specialists....


Eric

______________________________________

Eric Pasteur

Reference & Multimedia Librarian

Peoria Public Library

107 NE Monroe St

Peoria IL 61602

Tel 309.497.2145/2147

Fax 309.674.0116

<mailto:ericpasteur@ppl.peoria.lib.il.us> ericpasteur@ppl.peoria.lib.il.us

Art is a lie that makes you realize the truth.

--Pablo Picasso

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


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/
<http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/instructionalmedia/>

ghandman@library.berkeley.edu <mailto:ghandman@library.berkeley.edu> wrote:

Thank YOU, Meghann...

This is useful stuff. I'm on the cusp of going on vacation for a couple
of weeks. Given the grumpiness of my previous note, probably not a minute
too 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 my
butt. Guess I've been in academia too long.

I do, however, feel strongly (and intractably) about the importance of
specialization in the field of film and video, the importance of film and
video to libraries, and the need for professional training and experience
in that specialization (regardless of how one defines "professional")

Best,

Gary



Thank you, Gary. To answer your second point, I'd like to clip a line
from the email invitation to participate in the Video Librarian survey:

"You are eligible to participate in this survey if you consider yourself
a video librarian, and are currently working in a library, museum or
archive with video materials (DVD,
VHS, digital formats, etc.)."

Michael may have more to add, but to my mind, we were interested in
allowing our respondents to self-identify as video librarians, knowing
that there are many library workers who are primarily responsible for
video collections in libraries who do not have an MLS (especially in
some public libraries -- let's not forget that some public libraries
hire directors who do not have their MLS). I think it's valuable for us
to know that, and agree that conversation about the implications of that
13% who do not have an MLS but are acting as librarians are important to
discuss (and of course extends beyond the subset of librarians we
surveyed).

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/
<http://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 are
between 50 and 59, 40% of us within a reasonable stone's throw of
retirement. Wonder what happens then. My guess is that the
aforementioned 40% were hired into or slid over into mediadom as a
result of the so-called "video revolution" of the 1970s and 80s...a
time in which the content universe and the delivery technologies were
unique to libraries...the enterprise itself was unique. This is no
longer the case. Media delivery, as we all know, is rapidly
converging with other forms of information delivery. I think there is
an almost universal perception (outside of our small professional
clique) that the specialization is no longer really needed (if it ever
was). This, of course, is utter bushwah...but tell that to
administrators closely watching the bottom line. Weird that an
academic administrator would _never _think about dumping or
amalgamating subject bibliographer/selector positions, but a media
librarian'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 and
backward-looking, in regard to your statement: Most (87%) video
librarians hold a Masters in Library or Information Science. A handful
hold only an Associates or Bachelors (3%),

in my neck of the academic woods, there's no such thing as a librarian
without an MLS. In light of my statement above re the instability of
the professional specialization, I'm wondering if this is such a musty
notion, 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 collections
at their institutions to participate in one or more surveys on those
subjects. We have now finished the surveys and have initial summary
data back that we would like to share with you. You can access the
PDF files with the summaries on the VRT (ALA Video Round Table)
website at: http://www.ala.org/ala/vrt/vrtresources/vrt2007surveys.htm
<http://www.ala.org/ala/vrt/vrtresources/vrt2007surveys.htm>

We will be doing additional analyses of the data over the next
several months and hope to report on it in one or more publications
or presentations. We would encourage any of you that would like us
to focus on particular areas to let us know, as we would like to be
able to present on those areas of most interest to librarians. Also,
if you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact either of
us directly.

Also newly available at the VRT website and of possible interest to
media librarians are the notes of the 2007 meeting of the Digital
Media Discussion Group, which meets annually at ALA Midwinter
Conferences to discuss a variety of issues pertaining to digital
media and libraries: http://www.ala.org/ala/vrt/aboutvrt/vrtdmdg.htm
<http://www.ala.org/ala/vrt/aboutvrt/vrtdmdg.htm>

Thank you,

Michael Brewer & Meghann Matwichuk
brewerm@u.library.arizona.edu <mailto:brewerm@u.library.arizona.edu>
<mailto:brewerm@u.library.arizona.edu>
<mailto:brewerm@u.library.arizona.edu>
mtwchk@UDel.Edu <mailto:mtwchk@UDel.Edu> <mailto:mtwchk@UDel.Edu>
<mailto:mtwchk@UDel.Edu>

*************************
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/>
<http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/instructionalmedia/>

Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu <mailto:ghandman@library.berkeley.edu>
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC <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




Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley

510-643-8566
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu <mailto:ghandman@library.berkeley.edu>
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC <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.

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Matwichuk
[mailto:mtwchk@udel.edu] <br>
<b><span style=3D'font-weight:bold'>Sent:</span></b> Friday, July 13, =
2007 2:20
PM<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] =
Survey Results
-- Continued Discussion</span></font><font color=3Dblack><span =
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<p class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D3 =
color=3Dblack
face=3D"Times New Roman"><span style=3D'font-size:12.0pt'>I'm glad this =
data is
sparking some conversation!&nbsp; 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, <i><span style=3D'font-style:italic'>ever</span></i> =
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.&nbsp; Thank
goodness for 403b's!&nbsp; 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.<br>
<br>
Re: Michael's post -- It would be wonderful to see classes in video
librarianship at library schools.&nbsp; Does anyone know of any =
currently in
the curricula or that have been taught in the past?&nbsp; I know that =
in my
relatively recent experience with LIS at UIUC, there weren't any =
offerings that
specific to video librarianship.&nbsp; 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.&nbsp; 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.<br>
<br>
Best,<br>
<br>
</span></font><font size=3D2 color=3D"#666666"><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;
color:#666666'>*************************<br>
Meghann Matwichuk, M.S.<br>
Senior Assistant Librarian<br>
Instructional Media Collection Department<br>
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><br>
<st1:Street w:st=3D"on"><st1:address w:st=3D"on">181 S. College =
Ave.</st1:address></st1:Street><br>
<st1:place w:st=3D"on"><st1:City w:st=3D"on">Newark</st1:City>, =
<st1:State w:st=3D"on">DE</st1:State>
<st1:PostalCode w:st=3D"on">19717</st1:PostalCode></st1:place><br>
(302) 831-1475<br>
<a =
href=3D"http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/instructionalmedia/">http://www.lib.u=
del.edu/ud/instructionalmedia/</a></span></font><br>
<br>
<a =
href=3D"mailto:ghandman@library.berkeley.edu">ghandman@library.berkeley.=
edu</a>
wrote: <o:p></o:p></p>

<pre style=3D'margin-left:.5in' wrap=3D""><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack
face=3D"Courier New"><span style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>Thank YOU, =
Meghann...<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>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
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>of weeks. &nbsp;Given the grumpiness of my =
previous note, probably not a minute<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>too soon.&nbsp; Last night I mentioned my =
comments re the MLIS to my wife Pam<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>(a long-time corporate librarian) and she =
promptly proceeded to kick my<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>butt.&nbsp; Guess I've been in academia too =
long.<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>I do, however, feel strongly (and =
intractably) about the importance of<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>specialization in the field of film and =
video, the importance of film and<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>video to libraries, and the need for =
professional training and experience<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>in that specialization (regardless of how =
one defines &quot;professional&quot;)<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre=

style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>Best,<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><st1:City w:st=3D"on"><st1:place =
w:st=3D"on"><font size=3D2
color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier New"><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>Gary</span></font></st1:place></st1:City><o:p=
></o:p></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></font></pre>

<blockquote style=3D'margin-top:5.0pt;margin-bottom:5.0pt' =
type=3Dcite><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in' wrap=3D""><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack =
face=3D"Courier New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>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
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>from the email invitation to participate in =
the Video Librarian survey:<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>&quot;You are eligible to participate in =
this survey if you consider yourself<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>a video librarian, and are currently working =
in a library, museum or<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>archive with video materials =
(DVD,<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>VHS, digital formats, =
etc.).&quot;<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>Michael may have more to add, but to my =
mind, we were interested in<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>allowing our respondents to self-identify as =
video librarians, knowing<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>that there are many library workers who are =
primarily responsible for<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>video collections in libraries who do not =
have an MLS (especially in<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>some public libraries -- let's not forget =
that some public libraries<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>hire directors who do not have their =
MLS).&nbsp; I think it's valuable for =
us<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>to know that, and agree that conversation =
about the implications of that<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>13% who do not have an MLS but are acting as =
librarians are important to<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>discuss (and of course extends beyond the =
subset of librarians we<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>surveyed).<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre=

style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>Best,<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>*************************<o:p></o:p></span></=
font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>Meghann Matwichuk, =
M.S.<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>Senior Assistant =
Librarian<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>Instructional Media Collection =
Department<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>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
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><st1:Street w:st=3D"on"><st1:address =
w:st=3D"on"><font
size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier New"><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>181 S. College =
Ave.</span></font></st1:address></st1:Street><o:p></o:p></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><st1:place w:st=3D"on"><st1:City =
w:st=3D"on"><font size=3D2
color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier New"><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>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
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>(302) =
831-1475<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'><a
href=3D"http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/instructionalmedia/">http://www.lib.u=
del.edu/ud/instructionalmedia/</a><o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>Gary Handman =
wrote:<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; =
<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre>

<blockquote style=3D'margin-top:5.0pt;margin-bottom:5.0pt' =
type=3Dcite><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in' wrap=3D""><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack =
face=3D"Courier New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>Very very interesting, Michael and =
Meghann.<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>I was struck in particular by the =
demographics.&nbsp; If 40% of us are<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>between 50 and 59,&nbsp; 40% of us within a =
reasonable stone's throw of<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>retirement.&nbsp; Wonder what happens =
then.&nbsp; My guess is that the<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>aforementioned 40% were hired into or slid =
over into mediadom as a<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>result of the so-called &quot;video =
revolution&quot; of the 1970s and =
80s...a<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>time in which the content universe and the =
delivery technologies were<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>unique to libraries...the enterprise itself =
was unique.&nbsp; This is no<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>longer the case.&nbsp; Media delivery, as we =
all know, is rapidly<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>converging with other forms of information =
delivery.&nbsp; I think there is<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>an almost universal perception (outside of =
our small professional<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>clique) that the specialization is no longer =
really needed (if it ever<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>was).&nbsp;&nbsp; This, of course, is utter =
bushwah...but tell that to<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>administrators closely watching the bottom =
line.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Weird that =
an<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>academic administrator would _never _think =
about dumping or<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>amalgamating subject bibliographer/selector =
positions, but a media<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>librarian's =
postion...???<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>In any case...makes one ponder and fret =
about the long term.<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>Oh, by the way, at the risk of being =
labelled reactionary and<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>backward-looking, in regard to your =
statement:&nbsp; Most (87%) video<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>librarians hold a Masters in Library or =
Information Science. A handful<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>hold only an Associates or Bachelors =
(3%),<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>in my neck of the academic woods, there's no =
such thing as a librarian<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>without an MLS.&nbsp; In light of my =
statement above re the instability =
of<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>the professional specialization, I'm =
wondering if this is such a musty<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>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
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><st1:City w:st=3D"on"><st1:place =
w:st=3D"on"><font size=3D2
color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier New"><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>Gary</span></font></st1:place></st1:City><o:p=
></o:p></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>At 11:57 AM 7/12/2007, you =
wrote:<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; =
<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre>

<blockquote style=3D'margin-top:5.0pt;margin-bottom:5.0pt' =
type=3Dcite><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in' wrap=3D""><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack =
face=3D"Courier New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>[Please excuse cross-posting. -- =
MM]<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>All,<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>A few months ago we sent out a request for =
those self identifying as<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>&quot;video librarians&quot; or those in =
charge of managing video collections<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>at their institutions to participate in one =
or more surveys on those<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>subjects.&nbsp; We have now finished the =
surveys and have initial summary<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>data back that we would like to share with =
you.&nbsp; You can access the<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>PDF files with the summaries on the VRT (ALA =
Video Round Table)<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>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></s=
pan></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>We will be doing additional analyses of the =
data over the next<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>several months and hope to report on it in =
one or more publications<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>or presentations.&nbsp; We would encourage =
any of you that would like us<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>to focus on particular areas to let us know, =
as we would like to be<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>able to present on those areas of most =
interest to librarians.&nbsp; Also,<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>if you have any questions or comments, feel =
free to contact either of<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>us =
directly.<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>Also newly available at the VRT website and =
of possible interest to<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>media librarians are the notes of the 2007 =
meeting of the Digital<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>Media Discussion Group, which meets annually =
at ALA Midwinter<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>Conferences to discuss a variety of issues =
pertaining to digital<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>media and libraries:&nbsp; <a
href=3D"http://www.ala.org/ala/vrt/aboutvrt/vrtdmdg.htm">http://www.ala.=
org/ala/vrt/aboutvrt/vrtdmdg.htm</a><o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>Thank =
you,<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>Michael Brewer &amp; Meghann =
Matwichuk<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'><a =
href=3D"mailto:brewerm@u.library.arizona.edu">brewerm@u.library.arizona.=
edu</a> <a
href=3D"mailto:brewerm@u.library.arizona.edu">&lt;mailto:brewerm@u.libra=
ry.arizona.edu&gt;</a><o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'><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
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>*************************<o:p></o:p></span></=
font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>Meghann Matwichuk, =
M.S.<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>Senior Assistant =
Librarian<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>Instructional Media Collection =
Department<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>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
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><st1:Street w:st=3D"on"><st1:address =
w:st=3D"on"><font
size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier New"><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>181 S. College =
Ave.</span></font></st1:address></st1:Street><o:p></o:p></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><st1:place w:st=3D"on"><st1:City =
w:st=3D"on"><font size=3D2
color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier New"><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>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
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>(302) =
831-1475<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'><a
href=3D"http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/instructionalmedia/">&lt;http://www.l=
ib.udel.edu/ud/instructionalmedia/&gt;</a><o:p></o:p></span></font></pre=
><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; =
<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre></blockquote>

<pre style=3D'margin-left:.5in' wrap=3D""><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack
face=3D"Courier New"><span style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>Gary =
Handman<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>Director<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><st1:place w:st=3D"on"><st1:PlaceName =
w:st=3D"on"><font
size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier New"><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>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
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>Moffitt =
Library<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>UC =
Berkeley<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'><a =
href=3D"mailto:ghandman@library.berkeley.edu">ghandman@library.berkeley.=
edu</a><o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'><a =
href=3D"http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC">http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC=
</a><o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>&quot;In societies where modern conditions =
of production prevail, all of<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>life presents itself as an immense =
accumulation of spectacles.&quot;<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>--Guy =
Debord<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; =
<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre></blockquote>

</blockquote>

<pre style=3D'margin-left:.5in' wrap=3D""><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack
face=3D"Courier New"><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>Gary =
Handman<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>Director<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><st1:place w:st=3D"on"><st1:PlaceName =
w:st=3D"on"><font
size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier New"><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>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
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>Moffitt =
Library<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>UC =
Berkeley<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>510-643-8566<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><p=
re
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'><a =
href=3D"mailto:ghandman@library.berkeley.edu">ghandman@library.berkeley.=
edu</a><o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'><a =
href=3D"http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC">http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC=
</a><o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>&quot;In societies where modern conditions =
of production prevail, all of life<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>presents itself as an immense accumulation =
of spectacles.&quot;<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>--Guy =
Debord<o:p></o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></pre><pre
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>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
style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3D"Courier =
New"><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt'>&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></font></pre></div>

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