Re: An Idea

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Wed, 15 Dec 1999 15:22:00 -0800 (PST)

I think I'm gonna stick with non-theatrical stuff, Randy...there are a
zillion sundry best o' international cinema lists out there at present,
nary a one for non-theatricals.

gary

At 02:17 PM 12/15/1999 -0800, you wrote:
>I disagree. The selection criteria for educational titles are completely
>different from the selection criteria for features. It's like mixing
>apples and oranges. I would like to see both, but start with educational
>titles. It's a more pressing problem. Too many libraries just buy what
>faculty see in catalogs (in academic libraries) or what they see on TV (in
>public libraries). Anyway, it's a good idea!
>
>Kristine Brancolini
>Indiana University Libraries
>
>On Wed, 15 Dec 1999, Rick Provine wrote:
>
>> I think it would have to be a mix of both edu and features. You can't say
>> the best things are all one or the other.
>>
>> At 01:36 PM 12/15/99 -0800, you wrote:
>> >Hi Gary,
>> >
>> >You're talking non-theatrical, right?
>> >
>> >Randy
>> >
>> >Randy Pitman
>> >Publisher/Editor
>> >Video Librarian
>> >8705 Honeycomb Ct. NW
>> >Seabeck, WA 98380
>> >Tel: (800) 692-2270
>> >vidlib@videolibrarian.com
>> >
>> >----- Original Message -----
>> >From: Gary Handman <ghandman@library.berkeley.edu>
>> >To: Multiple recipients of list <videolib@library.berkeley.edu>
>> >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
>> >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 book...as 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
>> >> sort?
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> Gary Handman
>> >> Director
>> >> Media Resources Center
>> >> Moffitt Library
>> >> UC Berkeley 94720-6000
>> >> http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC
>> >>
>> >> "Everything wants to become television" (James Ulmer -- Teletheory)
>> >
>>
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Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley 94720-6000
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC

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