Re: Promoting videos

Brigid Duffy (
Tue, 16 Mar 1999 18:19:57 -0800 (PST)

Our single best strategy here at San Francisco State University for
promoting faculty interest in the media collection is having the faculty
select the titles. Nothing promotes faculty interest, sense of ownership
and use of the collection better. A copy of our faculty media
recommendation form is available at

Requests are reviewed by the faculty member's college dean (primarily to
prioritize purchases in view of available funds). And when a faculty
member asks me why we don't have a particular title, I can say, "Why not
recommend it for purchase?"

Internet access is also a great help, of course. The main website for our
media collection is

The bottom line is, if you want them to use the collection, let them build

Brigid Duffy
Media Purchasing
Audio Visual/ITV Center
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132-4200

On Tue, 16 Mar 1999, Marguerite Hawkins wrote:

> Hello Videolibers - I am hoping that some of you can share with me your
> strategies for promoting your videos to the academic staff. Our old ways are
> not working all that well and I am trying to find new ideas and some methods
> that are working for you. If you can help I would be very grateful.
> Marguerite