Seeking an author

Gary Handman (
Tue, 7 Dec 1999 08:47:25 -0800 (PST)

Hullo friends!

In what is probably an overt show of my true masochistic nature, I've
decided to undertake a second edition of my fat book on video collection
development (Video Collection Development In Multitype Libraries: A
Handbook. Greenwood, 1994)

This revised edition will have around 26 contributed chapters covering a
panoply of issues and resources pertaining to video collection development
and collection management in various library contexts. In the last
go-round, the redoubtable Pat Lora, of the Toledo Library Systems (alas, no
longer in the video biz) wrote an overview chapter on video collections and
collection development in public libraries. For the second edition, I'm
scouting around for someone in that sector to take the reins and to write a
substantive and insightful chapter on this topic (including a bibliography
of suggested reading on the topic)

What I'm looking for is:

1. someone who can write well (and, I'd hope, write with style)(previous
publication would be cool, but is not strictly necessary)
2. someone who has interesting ideas and can express them in interesting ways
3. someone who can generally and intelligently describe the current state
of video collections/collection development in public libraries, and who
can address current and future issues.
4. someone who can meet deadlines

I expect to ask for first drafts by mid-Summer 2K, with an eye for Fall or
Winter 2K publication.

Those interested in this project should contact me directly (not the
videolib list, please!) at


Gary Handman
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley 94720-6000

"Everything wants to become television" (James Ulmer -- Teletheory)