Good subject headings

Jim Glenn (
Mon, 28 Jul 1997 09:07:03 -0700

I agree about labeling the subject of our media searches with the film/video
title. I keep a file of videolib messages identifying which distributor
handles which titles, but when you start looking back through them and there
is nothing identifying which title is contained in each message it's
difficult to track the one you're looking for down. What say you oh great
media people?

Jim Glenn
Manager, Media Library
University of California, Riverside

At 06:06 AM 7/28/97 -0700, you wrote:
>Yes! Thank you, Steve.
>I'd like to second your suggestion that we all label our video-search
>messages to make them more identifiable. We can easily make our subject
>lines more useful to each other by including the title or, in case you're
>looking for something with an unknown title, at least a word or two that
>hints at the subject matter.
>I always do this on my own searches, so I can tell which incoming
>message(s) will be the answer to my prayers. Besides, in my e-mail file I
>save my outgoing queries followed by any and all replies, and it's easy to
>pick them out later from my "video searches" mailbox if the subject lines
>can be matched up at a glance.
>Also, I often like to follow the threads on others' video searches, and
>it's much easier to know which answer connects with which earlier request
>if the video title is right in the subject line.
>Just my 2 cents (I've always wanted a chance to use this phrase on the list!)
>>Just a note. I monitor VIDEOLIB by subject heading. I often ignore
>>messages that say only "video search" in the subject heading. It was
>>only by accident I caught the request for this film. As a distributor
>>we often know where obscure films can be found and we are happy to pass
>>this information on but we don't read every message in detail. I would
>>suggest honoring a format in the future where a video search is done by
>>"video search: TITLE" in the subject line. Thanks for listening.
>>Steve Guy
>>for California Newsreel
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