Re Video Rating Guide for Libraries: I called ABC-CLIO earlier today to
check on our order of the Video Rating Guide on CD-ROM (which is a bargain,
by the way, at $125). While I was on the phone with them, I asked about
the rumor that the VRGL is ceasing publication. They would not confirm it,
but said it was probable. This is horrible news. I will be down to one
reviews source (excellent though it is) -- Video Librarian. I really don't
know of any alternatives. I have attended the National Film and Video Market
for the past few years, seeing previewing as a supplement to reading reviews.
Attending the Market will become essential for my video collection building.
We are beginning to buy multimedia CD-ROMs, but videocassette is still our
most important format and will continue to be for the foreseeable future.
I really don't understand how this format could kill VRGL! -- at least at
I'm wondering it the demise of VRGL is a done deal or if there's anything
librarians can do...
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