Re: Selection Service

Kim Hale x5355 (kah000@dns.colum.edu)
Fri, 3 May 1996 17:52:13 -0500 (CDT)

This is something I was thinking of too, though I'm not sure if this is
what the original postee was interested in. I would be interested in an
AV approval/selection service profiled by pre-defined modifiers such as
principle contributors (directors, producers, actors, cinematographers),
genre, country of origin, distributor, etc.

As an example we have classes featuring major directors (i.e., Woody
Allen, Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee, etc.), and we would like to have the
majority of their works available for students to study. It would be nice
to have some method of getting slip notices or automatic shipments as they
are released on VHS or laser before they go out of print.

Note: I am thinking primarily of feature releases and not the educational
market.

What do you all think? Could approval/selection plans work for videos and
laserdiscs and would distributors be willing to create such programs?

Kimberly Hale, Acquisitions Librarian/Coordinator of Collection Development
Columbia College Library
624 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 663-1600, x5355 (voice) (312) 663-1707 (fax)