Re: 3/4"-Umatic and 16mm Film Replacements

Judy Jones (JONESJM@libraryserver.lib.csus.edu)
Tue, 10 Feb 1998 11:30:11 PST8PDT

Thanks. I'm already beyond that point. Most of the titles on my list
are "classics" such as Primal Mind, Abilene Paradox, Group Think,
Union Maids, With Banners and Babies, Becoming American, Mitsuye
andNellie, Not By Jeans Alone, The Lottery, etc. I have distributors
for these titles and don't you just know that even with their age,
the prices are right up there. My OTHER list is one of titles I
suspect to be out of distribution such as Holy Ghost People, Women in
Prision, Hinduism; the Song of God, Youth Terror: View from Behind
the Gun, Desert People, Los Vendidos, Murder One, Teatro Campesino,
Eduardo the Healer, Pink Triangles, Ruth Stout's Garden, etc.

I even have a faculty member who wants me to replace a 16mm film on
DNA dated 1969!

Please keep the responses coming. I really appreciate the input.
Thanks.

Date: Tue, 10 Feb 1998 11:01:55 -0800
Reply-to: videolib@library.berkeley.edu
From: Stan Gilliam <stan@pals.guilford.edu>
To: Multiple recipients of list <videolib@library.berkeley.edu>
Subject: Re: 3/4"-Umatic and 16mm Film Replacements

It sounds as though you are bending over backwards...and maybe beyond,
to accommodate your faculty.

Are any of them susceptible to being encouraged to find alternative titles
dealing with the same material?

At 08:36 AM 2/10/98 -0800, you wrote:
>I am in the process of compiling a extensive list of dying or dead
>3/4"-Umatic videos and 16mm films, dated 1960s, 70s, 80s, which are
>still faculty favorites and need replacement. I have searched the
>traditional tools such as Video Source Book and First Search
>(WorldCat). My guess is that I will be getting down to a hard core
>list of about 50-75 titles that appear to be "out-of-print" or
>out-of-distribution.
>
>Some of these titles might make it one more pass through the
>equipment for a transfer to 1/2"vhs. If I try all known sources and
>I also post these titles on this list in one last attempt to find a
>current distributor, hypothetically, would that be sufficient to
>justify making a 1/2"vhs copy for our shelves and destroying the old
>copy?
>
>Eagerly await your thoughts. judyjones@csus.edu
>