Renaming "Audiovisual"

Lisbeth S. Goldberg (
Sat, 5 Apr 1997 14:06:51 -0500 (EST)

There have been discussions about names on Media-L, but most pertaining
to University Libraries. Here, in the Arlington County Public Library,
VA, we're into a "new culture" a la "Dilbert." To bring Audiovisual
services more in tune with what's happening, we're considering a new name
for this section or service. Videos, audiobooks, and compact discs are
all housed in the same area of the library. We still circulate some
records. We're about to "migrate" to Carl, so we will also have good www
access. The term "audiovisual" is sounding a bit archaic in this
new age. What are the words public libraries now use to describe this
service. Media? Multi-Media? New Media? As always, comments and
suggestions on this listserv are always most helpful.

And, many thanks to all who responded to my previous query on "video
security." It's so nice to compare notes with so many!

Lisbeth S. Goldberg
Audiovisual Librarian at Arlington County Library, VA