It is true that materials budgets of libraries are down for the most part.
It is true that many libraries have had to cancel periodicals, possibly
VRGL as one. What is not true is that there is a diminishing video market
due to the growth of multimedia products. You should see the stack of
video requests on my desk. My problem is $, not diminished market.
Multimedia is OK, we purchase this technology also, however, it can in no
way replace video and what video can do and who it can reach.
I tried to get through to ABC-CLIO Friday, but Stacy Frederick is no longer
employed there and Managing Editor, Tiniki Roxton, was unavailable. VRGL
is a first rate publication and it saddens me to see it cease publication.
if subscriptions are down, perhaps this should be publishied in another
format? ABC-CLIO phone number is 805/968-1911 or FAX 805/685-9685. We
should let them know how we feel about this situation.