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MC Journal:The Journal of Academic Media Librarianship

Volume 2#2
Spring 1994
ISSN 1069-6792
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

 Media Cataloging: Whither?MEDIA CATALOGING: WHITHER? 
       by Rebecca Adler
       Abstract: An informal survey intended to shed light on the many problems presently confronting the media 
       cataloger, and thereby affecting media materials access, was conducted by the Instructional Media Consortium
       of the Council of Educational Comunications and Technology (IMC-CECT), of the City University of New York 
       (CUNY). The survey was conducted among the campuses comprising CUNY, and related to problems 
       specifically arising in the CUNY system. Among the problems cited were the proliferation of disparate cataloging 
       systems and methods, and the treatment of the burgeoning field of interactive multimedia. 

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 Hypersonic Taming of the Wild Beast: The Impact of theGenesis of a Media CenterHYPERSONIC TAMING OF THE WILD BEAST: THE IMPACT OF THE GENESIS OF A MEDIA 
      CENTER by Lorre Smith and Lynne (Lyn) Martin 
       This paper recounts the hypersonic "taming of the wild beast" (the University Libraries' Interactive Media Center 
       (IMC) at the University at Albany, State University of New York), and the brave souls who survived "the ride of 
       the wild beast." The impact of the genesis of the IMC on the workers, workload, and workflow of the Media, 
       Microforms, Periodicals, and Reserves Department and the Cataloging Department is described in detail by two 
       of the survivors. In addition, an overview of IMC holdings is presented.

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 Select or Satisfy:?: The Video Collection DevelopmentDilemmaSELECT OR SATISFY?: THE VIDEO COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT DILEMMA 
       by Kim Lloyd
       Video collection development differs from traditional book collecting in that the material has a shorter shelf life 
       and that it is often primary material for classroom instruction. Video librarians must choose between purchasing 
       videos that they think are appropriate for the collection and videos requested by teaching faculty. A use study 
       comparing videos purchased by a librarian and by faculty request reveals a higher use of vidoes that were bought 
       as the result of a faculty request. 

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 INTER-MEDIA COLUMN
Internet Resources: Mailing Lists by Michael J. AlbrightINTERNET RESOURCES: MAILING LISTS 
       by Michael J. Albright
       Michael Albright explains electronic mailing lists, and their usefulness to media professionals. 

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 MEDIA WORKS COLUMN
Putting Internet Gopher to Work for You! by Carl SnowPUTTING INTERNET GOPHER TO WORK FOR YOU! 
       by Carl Snow
       In the debut of this new column, Carl Snow of Purdue University describes the creation of Purdue's media 
       database using Filemaker Pro and uploading files to their gopher server.

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