Re: [Videolib] DVD source? "JVC Video Anthology of World Music and

Susan Albrecht (albrechs@wabash.edu)
Fri, 27 Mar 2009 13:50:18 -0400

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Marilyn,

It's very bizarre, but when I ordered replacements for some of the
VHS tapes in that set which had become damaged, the replacements
*were* DVDs, even though it hadn't been specified on the website and
even though I didn't request DVDs. I was thrilled, but
surprised. And it *was* Multicultural Media from whom I
purchased. You might want to just give them a call to ask about this.

Susan

At 01:34 PM 3/27/2009, you wrote:
>Hello everyone,
>Our library has a set of 30 VHS tapes, called the "JVC Video
>Anthology of World Music and Dance," from the 1980's. Now our music
>library manager is asking whether this set exists on DVD.
>
>Yes, it apparently does. In WorldCat I found an entry, with 68
>libraries owning the DVD set. However, I've had no luck finding a
>place to purchase the DVDs. WorldCat says they're distributed by
>Multicultural Media. The Multicultural Media website directs me to
>worldmusicstore.com, where they sell the VHS tapes (a set of 30 for
>$1200), but not DVDs. Well, that's not 100% correct. If we wanted to
>buy their entire 41-volume "JVC Smithsonian Folkways Complete
>Collection" for $1500, we could order it on DVD-Rs. They "cannot
>accept phone orders or inquiries," so I sent them a message on 3/20,
>asking if they could sell us DVDs of just the 30 volumes we want.
>They haven't replied.
>
>Does anyone know where those 68 libraries might have bought their DVDs?
>
>Thanks in advance for any info you can provide.
>Marilyn Huntley
>
>
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>Marilyn B. Huntley, Staff Assistant/ Film Specialist:
>Scheduling; purchases, rentals, previews; licensing & copyright
>A-V Services, 408 C. A. Johnson Hall
>Hamilton College, 198 College Hill Rd., Clinton, NY 13323
>Phone 315-859-4120; Fax 315-859-4984
>e-mail <mailto:mhuntley@hamilton.edu>mhuntley@hamilton.edu
>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.

Susan Albrecht
Acquisitions Manager
Wabash College Lilly Library
Crawfordsville, IN
x6216
albrechs@wabash.edu

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Marilyn,

It's very bizarre, but when I ordered replacements for some of the VHS tapes in that set which had become damaged, the replacements *were* DVDs, even though it hadn't been specified on the website and even though I didn't request DVDs.  I was thrilled, but surprised.  And it *was* Multicultural Media from whom I purchased.  You might want to just give them a call to ask about this.

Susan


At 01:34 PM 3/27/2009, you wrote:

Hello everyone,
Our library has a set of 30 VHS tapes, called the "JVC Video Anthology of World Music and Dance," from the 1980's. Now our music library manager is asking whether this set exists on DVD.

Yes, it apparently does. In WorldCat I found an entry, with 68 libraries owning the DVD set. However, I've had no luck finding a place to purchase the DVDs. WorldCat says they're distributed by Multicultural Media. The Multicultural Media website directs me to worldmusicstore.com, where they sell the VHS tapes (a set of 30 for $1200), but not DVDs. Well, that's not 100% correct. If we wanted to buy their entire 41-volume "JVC Smithsonian Folkways Complete Collection" for $1500, we could order it on DVD-Rs. They "cannot accept phone orders or inquiries," so I sent them a message on 3/20, asking if they could sell us DVDs of just the 30 volumes we want. They haven't replied.

Does anyone know where those 68 libraries might have bought their DVDs?

Thanks in advance for any info you can provide.
Marilyn Huntley


--
Marilyn B. Huntley, Staff Assistant/ Film Specialist:
Scheduling; purchases, rentals, previews; licensing & copyright
A-V Services, 408 C. A. Johnson Hall
Hamilton College, 198 College Hill Rd., Clinton, NY 13323
Phone 315-859-4120; Fax 315-859-4984
e-mail mhuntley@hamilton.edu
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.

Susan Albrecht
Acquisitions Manager
Wabash College Lilly Library
Crawfordsville, IN
x6216
albrechs@wabash.edu

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