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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
(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.
TAMING OF THE WILD BEAST: THE IMPACT OF THE GENESIS OF A MEDIA
by Lorre Smith and Lynne (Lyn) Martin
This paper recounts the hypersonic
"taming of the wild beast" (the University Libraries' Interactive Media
(IMC) at the University at Albany,
State University of New York), and the brave souls who survived "the ride
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.
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
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
as the result of a faculty request.
RESOURCES: MAILING LISTS
by Michael J. Albright
Michael Albright explains electronic
mailing lists, and their usefulness to media professionals.
MEDIA WORKS COLUMN
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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