Re: Promoting videos

Jim Glenn (
Wed, 17 Mar 1999 11:35:23 -0800 (PST)

I used to go to a LOT of trouble sending letters of notification out to
faculty members who I thought might be interested in newly cataloged
materials. I did this for years, but there was VERY little reponse from any
of them. I finally just stopped because I felt I was wasting my time.

A few years ago all of the media people on our campus put our heads
together working with a couple of our campus computer experts and developed
our own campus-wide Media computer system. Faculty, staff and students can
not only search our collection by title, but also by keyperson, series, or
department. They can order the materials, as well as any equipment they
need for classroom use. So far it has worked well. Of course, if your
faculty are like many of ours, they are too lazy to look for themselves and
always call us to find out what we have. I think no matter how hard any of
us try to promote our media collections there will always be the same
problems. I hope time proves me wrong.

Jim Glenn
Manager, Media Library
University of California, Riverside