Re: An Idea

Rick Provine (
Wed, 15 Dec 1999 13:38:24 -0800 (PST)

200 in 2000? Will this millenium fever ever stop?

Great idea. Let's do it. Let's where did I put that Something
Weird catalog....

At 12:57 PM 12/15/99 -0800, you wrote:
>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 this
>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 librarians.
>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
>Gary Handman
>Media Resources Center
>Moffitt Library
>UC Berkeley 94720-6000
>"Everything wants to become television" (James Ulmer -- Teletheory)

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