Video Acquisitions and Cataloging: A Handbook

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1995 - 164 lappuses


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.

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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 ... Lasīt pilnu pārskatu

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The Video IndustryHistory and Evolution
1
Video in LibrariesTrends Which Affect Distribution
17
Distribution Routes and Vendors Defined
53
The Acquisitions Process
79
Copyright Issues within the Acquisitions Process
97
Problems in Cataloging Videocassettes
121
Selected Bibliography
157
Index
159
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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.

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