Re: Academics: Film Sweet Sweetback's...

Rick Provine (rep3s@virginia.edu)
Fri, 12 Mar 1999 11:11:59 -0800 (PST)

I have to agree with Gary. Now if we were a public library, that might be
different. But our clientelel is by definition "adult." And I do own
Sweet Sweetback, by the way...

At 10:35 AM 3/12/99 -0800, Gary Handman wrote:
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>Uh...are we talking about an <bold>academic </bold>library here? Not to
>sound snide, but presumably whatever you're buying for the collection
>serves the academic mission of the library (in the broadest sense).
>You're serving an adult clientele; they should be treated as such.
>Labelling, hiding, or otherwise limiting access to ANYTHING in your
>collection is the kind of censorious stuff any academic librarian should
>steer clear of.
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>At 10:01 AM 3/12/1999 -0800, you wrote:
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>>Colleagues,
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>> RE: Van Peebles, Melvin. Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song
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>> I would like to know if other academic collections have
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>>acquired this film (and/or other sexually graphic/explicit or
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>>violently graphic material) and how you handle these types of films.
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>>Does your library use a warning notice or restriction notes?
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>> Thanks in advance,
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>>Melisa C. Nicoud
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>>Media Librarian
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>>The University of Montana
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>>Mansfield Library
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>>Instructional Media Services
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>>Social Science Bldg.
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>>Missoula, Montana 59812
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>>voice: (406)243-5329
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>>fax: (406)243-4067
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>>email: mcn@selway.umt.edu
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>>If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. -Derek Bok,
>President,
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>>Harvard University
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>Gary Handman
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>Director
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>Media Resources Center
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>Moffitt Library
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>UC Berkeley
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>510-643-8566
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>ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
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>http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC

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Clemons Library||University of Virginia
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