"The American Library Association
opposes labeling as a means of predisposing people's attitudes toward library
materials. . . . The prejudicial label is used to warn, discourage or prohibit
users or certain groups of users from accessing the material."
Mike in Dubuque
I am from a mid-sized public library in the Midwest. We have had
> Deadwood on our shelves for a couple of years without any kind of
negative comment. The title that has raised problems for us that is
an HBO product is Angels in America. With the lovely picture of
> an angle
on the front it was a bit disconcerting to several of our
> older ladies
to find out that it is a "gay" film. We added the
> subtitle (from the play)
A Gay Fantasia on National Themes on the
> cover and slapped our handy-dandy
pink florescent sticker that reads
> NOT RECOMMENDED FOR MINORS on the spine.
We have not had any more
> complaints. This pink sticker is added to many
of our HBO products
> for safety sake.
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.