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.
>>for California Newsreel
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