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Video Collecting for the Sometimes Media Librarian: Tips and Tricks for Selecting, Purchasing, and Cataloging Videos for an Academic Library
College & Undergraduate Libraries
  • Barbara J. Bergman, Minnesota State University - Mankato
  • Victoria Peters, Minnesota State University - Mankato
  • Jessica Schomberg, Minnesota State University - Mankato
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2007
Abstract

Video recordings present many quirks not experienced when purchasing and processing books. We summarize the evaluative processes involved for choosing videos, choosing vendors, and cataloging videos. As these processes involve several units within the library, cross-unit collaboration exploits the expertise of all participants. Our selection policy is largely driven by the curriculum. While we order some feature films, our primary focus is on educational recordings. This presents special problems, as educational video recordings are not advertised or reviewed as widely as books or feature films, and it is therefore more difficult to know what is available. In addition, audiovisual materials present special cataloging and access problems.

DOI
10.1300/J106v14n01_05
Citation Information
Bergman, B., Peters, V. and Schomberg, J. (2007). Video Collecting for the Sometimes Media Librarian: Tips and Tricks for Selecting, Purchasing, and Cataloging Videos for an Academic Library. College & Undergraduate Libraries, 14(1), 57-77. doi. 10.1300/J106v14n01_05