Re: An Idea

Randy Pitman (
Wed, 15 Dec 1999 13:36:20 -0800 (PST)

Hi Gary,

You're talking non-theatrical, right?


Randy Pitman
Video Librarian
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Seabeck, WA 98380
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----- Original Message -----
From: Gary Handman <>
To: Multiple recipients of list <>
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 1999 12:56 PM
Subject: An Idea

> Hi Gang...
> This morning, I had an idea (how novel!) in relation to the recent
> discussion regarding core lists, best lists, etc. So...I'm working on
> video collection development book, which attempts to provide guidance for
> video collection developers in multitype libraries...I know I earlier
> sneered at the notion of an AFI-like 100 Best list, but...what if we used
> VIDEOLIB and our collective expertise to compile a 200 title desert island
> list (the 200 videos you'd take to establish an opening day collection on
> Bora Bora, or something...). Seems to me such a list might be a useful
> inclusion in my long as we called it for what it is--not
> exhaustive, simply the collective wisdom and opinion of working
> What do y'all think? There are around 350-400 folks on this list;
> certainly we could compile an interesting, briefly annotated list of some
> sort?
> Gary Handman
> Director
> Media Resources Center
> Moffitt Library
> UC Berkeley 94720-6000
> "Everything wants to become television" (James Ulmer -- Teletheory)