[Videolib] video browsing collection: LOC or "some other system"?

From: Scott Spicer <spic0016@umn.edu>
Date: Tue Aug 11 2009 - 13:31:49 PDT

Hi Maureen,

First, I congratulate you. We moved our collections from closed to
open 2 years ago, and just last year we witnessed a 30% increase in
circulation with no real impact on instructor access or loss of
materials! When we moved our collections we actually reprocessed
many of our materials to LOC from a proprietary system. Poor tech
services essentially shut down for us for 3 months, however!

We have our VHS and DVD materials interfiled with the call number
ranges listed on the end caps. Generally, patrons arrive either
knowing what they are looking for from the online catalog, or they
browse (typically the full length feature films PN's). Patrons seem
to be very comfortable finding the materials or they ask for
assistance at the front desk. If you want to consider an alternative
I would look at Barb Bergman's classification, which takes accentuates
forms/genre much more (correct?).

One last thing, I am not certain if you are considering "video store"
shelving or more traditional. If you do go the traditional route,
make certain that tech services labels the DVD spines. They only did
the front cover initially, and this made shelf reading more
troublesome. If you have more questions, give me a holler!

-Scott

Scott Spicer
Media Outreach and Learning Spaces Librarian
Coordinated Educational Services
University of Minnesota Libraries
233 Walter Library 612.626.0629

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> From: Bethany Sewell <bethany.sewell@du.edu>
> Subject: [Videolib] Jeane Kilbourne's Killing us Softly
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> I am looking for a copy for Jeane Kilbourne's Killing Us Softly for
> a faculty member for a class. We have the Still Killing Us Softly
> and Killing Us Softly III. I am also looking for a title by Jeane
> Kilbourne: Calling the Shots. Any help would be greatly
> appreciated!!!
>
>
> Bethany B. Sewell
> Access Services Librarian
> Penrose Library
> University of Denver
> 2150 E. Evans Avenue
> Denver, CO 80208
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> From: ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
> Subject: Re: [Videolib] Jeane Kilbourne's Killing us Softly
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> Calling the Shots is distributed by Direct Cinema in Santa Monica, CA
> http://directcinemalimited.com
>
> Killing Us Softly is (or was at one time) distributed by Cambridge
> Documentary Films
> http://www.cambridgedocumentaryfilms.org
>
> gary handman
>
>> I am looking for a copy for Jeane Kilbourne's Killing Us Softly for a
>> faculty member for a class. We have the Still Killing Us Softly and
>> Killing Us Softly III. I am also looking for a title by Jeane
>> Kilbourne:
>> Calling the Shots. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
>>
>>
>> Bethany B. Sewell
>> Access Services Librarian
>> Penrose Library
>> University of Denver
>> 2150 E. Evans Avenue
>> Denver, CO 80208
>>
>> Email: bethany.sewell@du.edu<mailto:bethany.sewell@du.edu>
>> Voice: 303-871-3418
>> Fax: 303-871-3446
>> P Please don't print this e-mail unless you really need to
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>> 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.
>>
>
>
> Gary Handman
> Director
> Media Resources Center
> Moffitt Library
> UC Berkeley
>
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> "I have always preferred the reflection of life to life itself."
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> Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2009 15:25:28 -0400
> From: "Lynne Bisko" <lbisko@elon.edu>
> Subject: Re: [Videolib] Jeane Kilbourne's Killing us Softly
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> Killing us softly 3 is available from Media Education Foundation
> http://www.mediaed.org/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=206
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> Lynne Bisko
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> From: videolib-bounces@lists.berkeley.edu on behalf of ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
> Sent: Tue 8/11/2009 2:51 PM
> To: videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
> Subject: Re: [Videolib] Jeane Kilbourne's Killing us Softly
>
> Calling the Shots is distributed by Direct Cinema in Santa Monica, CA
> http://directcinemalimited.com
>
> Killing Us Softly is (or was at one time) distributed by Cambridge
> Documentary Films
> http://www.cambridgedocumentaryfilms.org
>
> gary handman
>
>> I am looking for a copy for Jeane Kilbourne's Killing Us Softly for a
>> faculty member for a class. We have the Still Killing Us Softly and
>> Killing Us Softly III. I am also looking for a title by Jeane
>> Kilbourne:
>> Calling the Shots. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
>>
>>
>> Bethany B. Sewell
>> Access Services Librarian
>> Penrose Library
>> University of Denver
>> 2150 E. Evans Avenue
>> Denver, CO 80208
>>
>> Email: bethany.sewell@du.edu<mailto:bethany.sewell@du.edu>
>> Voice: 303-871-3418
>> Fax: 303-871-3446
>> P Please don't print this e-mail unless you really need to
>>
>>
>>
>> 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.
>>
>
>
> Gary Handman
> Director
> Media Resources Center
> Moffitt Library
> UC Berkeley
>
> 510-643-8566
> ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
> http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC
>
> "I have always preferred the reflection of life to life itself."
> --Francois Truffaut
>
>
> 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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> Message: 4
> Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2009 12:24:26 -0700
> From: "Dina Robinson" <DR@newsreel.org>
> Subject: Re: [Videolib] Jeane Kilbourne's Killing us Softly
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> We also distribute Killing Us Softly....
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> http://www.newsreel.org/nav/title.asp?tc=CN0051
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> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:videolib-bounces@lists.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of
> ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
> Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 2009 11:51 AM
> To: videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
> Subject: Re: [Videolib] Jeane Kilbourne's Killing us Softly
>
> Calling the Shots is distributed by Direct Cinema in Santa Monica, CA
> http://directcinemalimited.com
>
> Killing Us Softly is (or was at one time) distributed by Cambridge
> Documentary Films
> http://www.cambridgedocumentaryfilms.org
>
> gary handman
>
>> I am looking for a copy for Jeane Kilbourne's Killing Us Softly for a
>> faculty member for a class. We have the Still Killing Us Softly and
>> Killing Us Softly III. I am also looking for a title by Jeane
> Kilbourne:
>> Calling the Shots. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
>>
>>
>> Bethany B. Sewell
>> Access Services Librarian
>> Penrose Library
>> University of Denver
>> 2150 E. Evans Avenue
>> Denver, CO 80208
>>
>> Email: bethany.sewell@du.edu<mailto:bethany.sewell@du.edu>
>> Voice: 303-871-3418
>> Fax: 303-871-3446
>> P Please don't print this e-mail unless you really need to
>>
>>
>>
>> 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.
>>
>
>
> Gary Handman
> Director
> Media Resources Center
> Moffitt Library
> UC Berkeley
>
> 510-643-8566
> ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
> http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC
>
> "I have always preferred the reflection of life to life itself."
> --Francois Truffaut
>
>
> 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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> Message: 5
> Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2009 15:28:54 -0400
> From: "Maureen Tripp" <Maureen_Tripp@emerson.edu>
> Subject: [Videolib] video browsing collection: LOC or "some other
> system"?
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> Finally, it's going to happen-we're going to start circulating video
> to
> students from open stacks.
> The big stumbling block now is how to label the videos on the shelf-
> Use the Library of Congress call number, or use some other title-based
> system-
> I like using LOC, but others on the committee would prefer a more
> user-friendly system.
> What says the collective wisdom?
>
>
> Maureen Tripp
> Media Librarian
> Iwasaki Library
> 120 Boylston Street
> Boston, MA 02116
> maureen_tripp@emerson.edu
> (617)824-8407
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