Re: [Videolib] postcards - a plea for sanity

From: Jesse Epstein <epstein.jesse@gmail.com>
Date: Wed Jul 29 2009 - 09:43:12 PDT

As a filmmaker with New Day Films - getting ready to navigate distribution
for the fall -- I want to thank you for this info!!!!
Jesse

On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 12:26 PM, Vicki Nesting <vnestin@bellsouth.net>wrote:

>
> I have been cleaning my catalog shelves this week and want to make a plea
> to our video distributor friends on this list: don't rely on postcards or
> other loose paper mailings as a substitute for catalogs.
>
> I get many, many, many postcard announcements from video distributors about
> their latest offerings. I throw all the mail I receive about video products
> on a shelf. I do the same with the audio catalogs/mailings I receive. The
> catalogs are relatively easy to file (although everyone needs to put dates
> on the front so I can figure out which is the most current) but the
> postcards and loose paper? Impossible. On the other hand, I love the
> mailings I get from New Video because they are 8-1/2" x 11" and are
> hole-punched to go into a binder. They have dates on them so I can figure
> out what's current.
>
> When I go to order, I don't have the patience to dig through the piles of
> postcards and loose paper to see what your latest offerings are. So if they
> haven't been reviewed in Video Librarian, didn't appear on a "best" list,
> and all you sent me was a postcard or other loose paper mailing, chances are
> that I'm going to miss it.
>
> What is most useful to me when I'm ordering?
> * A positive review in Video Librarian
> * Appearance on a year-end "best" list (Notable Videos, Video Librarian,
> Booklist)
> * Something I had a chance to preview at National Media Market
> * Catalog or 8-1/2" x 11" hole punched cut sheets for new titles (and a
> binder to put them in!)
>
> And by the way, email is useful to let me know about sales or to send me
> pricing, but it's not the place I look when I sit down to do my ordering.
>
> Speaking for myself alone,
> Vicki
>
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Vicki Nesting
> Assistant Director
> St. Charles Parish Library
> Luling, Louisiana
> vnestin@bellsouth.net
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
>
> 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.
>

-- 
Jesse Epstein
Educational Films on Body Image
http://www.JesseDocs.com

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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