Re: Public libraries and video collections

Randy Pitman (
Tue, 14 Dec 1999 10:18:37 -0800 (PST)

Hi Larry,

> Rather than recommend individual titles,
> Video-L could host a productive discussion on collection development
> guidelines, tips, etc. Some very smart, experienced - and shrewd -
> librarians subscribe to this list. The posts could eventually be edited
> published, in print (are you listening, Randy?) and / or on the web, or
> otherwise distributed to librarians around the country.

I'm listening. At the moment "Video Librarian" is a review workhorse; aside
from my curmudgeonly remarks on the last page and a short news section, we
don't have a regular editorial section for video librarianship-related
issues. However, I'm willing to give it some thought, and--at the very
least--point readers to a web version. In the latest issue, I did remind
people that they should sign up to the VideoLib listserv and gave
instructions on how to do the same. Perhaps more voices will enter the fray