Renaming "Audiovisual" -Reply

Irene Wood (iwood@ala.org)
Mon, 07 Apr 1997 08:33:10 -0500

Lisbeth Goldberg:
We, too, at Booklist have struggled with this tricky nomenclature.
Actually, I found it a victory, several years ago, just to change the
"Nonprint" section (after twenty-some years) to "Audiovisual Media."
Yet that, too, seemed a bit archaic (evoking the images of hand-threaded
16mm film projectors and 8mm loops), so we have emerged under the
current rubric of "Media"--quick, clean and to the point.
The term neatly encompasses the videos, CD-ROMs, videodiscs, audio
and audiobooks that we currently recommend as well as any emerging
format(s) that we may all need to tussle with.
Just a view from the ivory tower of a review journal!
Irene Wood, Editor, Media Reviews
Booklist
American Library Association
50 E. Huron
Chicago, IL 60611
iwood@ala.org