Video Acquisitions And Cataloging

Video Acquisitions And Cataloging

by James Scholtz
     
 

No other book available covers the topic of videocassette acquisitions so completely. This professional reference gives special attention to problems unique to cataloging videocassettes within the electronic, on-line cataloging environment. The text provides ample theoretical discussion, along with practical examples of a variety of solutions.

Video acquisitions

Overview

No other book available covers the topic of videocassette acquisitions so completely. This professional reference gives special attention to problems unique to cataloging videocassettes within the electronic, on-line cataloging environment. The text provides ample theoretical discussion, along with practical examples of a variety of solutions.

Video acquisitions is one the most difficult tasks confronting any library today. Knowing and deciding what to buy and from whom, keeping track of orders, verifying titles, returning damaged and incorrectly shipped products, dealing with company representatives, obtaining discounts, and purchasing public performance rights are only some of the formidable decisions video librarians must make.

This professional reference is a detailed guide to video acquisitions and cataloging. Throughout the work, emphasis is placed on the problems and concerns of acquisitions and cataloging within the electronic, on-line environment of today's library. The text provides ample theoretical discussion, along with practical examples and illustrations of solutions to the problems faced by video librarians.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This book is a logical complement to Scholtz's two previous books on video, Developing and Maintaining Video Collections in Libraries (Professional Reading, LJ 3/1/89) and Video Policies and Procedures for Libraries (Professional Reading, LJ 10/1/91). In the latter title, Scholtz dealt with public service questions as they relate to video collections; in this new work, he examines questions that impinge on technical services as they are concerned with video recordings. Scholtz begins with a chronology of the development of the video industry, from Sony's introduction of the 3/4" U-matic format in 1970 to PBS Video's choice of Turner Home Entertainment as marketer of its consumer products in April 1994. He then discusses the various trends affecting video distribution and the nature and function of the various types of vendors. The final three chapters of the book deal with acquisitions and cataloging processes, taking particular note of copyright issues (i.e., does the purchase price include performance rights, and if so, what kind and for how long?) and problems that arise in cataloging videocassettes. In addition to the book's brief selective bibliography, there are bibliographic notes at the end of each chapter. For libraries that are initiating video collections, or are considering doing so, this handbook should be of great value, particularly if used in conjunction with Scholtz's two earlier books.-Terry C. Skeats, Bishop's Univ. Lib., Lennoxville, Quebec
Booknews
Addresses what to buy and from whom, keeping track of orders, verifying titles, returning damaged and incorrectly shipped products, dealing with company representatives, obtaining discounts, purchasing public performance rights, and cataloging in the electronic, on-line environment of the modern library. For librarians starting or being transferred to a video department. Includes a short history of the video industry. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313293450
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/26/1995
Series:
Libraries Unlimited Library Management Collection Series
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

JAMES C. SCHOLTZ is director of the Yankton Community Library in Yankton, South Dakota. He has previously worked as the AV department head in a public library, as an audiovisual consultant at a regional library system in Illinois, and as a community college library director. He has authored three books and numerous professional articles.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >