Re: VRT Newsletter and Opinion Poll

Jan Derks (
Mon, 6 Dec 1999 14:15:31 -0800 (PST)

MAKE IT HAPPEN, JIM! I think that's a great idea. It would promote interest in
the VRT, build up a database of video purchasers who haven't been VRT members -
AND it could be the start of a grassroots interest to address various issues
such as video pricing that we've been discussing. Jan Derks

Jim Scholtz wrote:

> Hi All you VRT members,
> This is just a note to tell you that the Fall VRT Newsletter will be
> winging its way to your mailbox (snail-mail wise, that is) soon. Tom
> Fowler is finished crafting and duplicating and is awaiting mailing labels
> from ALA. We are sorry for the delay, but the timing will be just perfect
> before the Midwinter ALA meetings in San Antonio. I can hardly wait.
> I would like to hear from all VRT members on this issue. I'd even like to
> hear from potential VRT members and videolist serv lurkers (please indicate
> preference here) on this issue. The VRT newsletter is very expensive to
> duplicate and, since we are supposed to be one of the more technology-wise
> groups in ALA, it seems only logical that we consider putting our
> newsletter on our website either as an HTML document or downloadable .pdf
> format. So I'd like to hear from people...
> 1) Do you think putting the VRT Newsletter on our website is a good idea?
> (We would probably stop hard copy printing)
> 2) Do you have access to a PC/web browser and Adobe Acrobat 2.0 or greater?
> 3) Do you have an individual e-mail address to send the newsletter to?
> (this may sound like a dumb question since I'm talking to you over e-mail)
> 4) What barriers do you see for yourself in placing the newsletter on the
> website?
> Thanks for your input. Just remember, if I don't hear anything from you
> folks, I'm going to bring it up to the Executive Committee and make it
> happen - cause right now I think that it's a good idea. Jim Scholtz.