Wow

This is not particularly wonderful news, in my book.  I admire ASP, but
the business model they've established for video doesn't make my heart
sing.  There are lots of reasons why streamed-only content doesn't work
well in academic library contexts, and the model whereby single titles are
not available for purchase and licensing is really a serious problem as
well. Also, I'm wondering what the future of Filmakers Library new
acquisitions is going to be:  Is ASP simply buying the FL backlist, or
will they actively be scouting for new titles...

Lots of questions.

gary handman


> I understand that this was announced at ALA MidWinter last week, but
> didn't see anything posted about it here.  I've been off the list for a
> while, so apologies is this has already been posted or discussed here.
>
> Information Today, Inc. had an article on Thursday about Alexander Street
> Press's acquisition of Filmakers Library and new directions the company is
> taking the collection.  Read it here:
>
> http://newsbreaks.infotoday.com/NewsBreaks/Streaming-Video-and-Music-Developments-at-Alexander-Street-Press-73341.asp
>
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> Mail Code 1006
> Arizona State University
> P.O. Box 871006
> Tempe, AZ 85287
> Phone:  480.965.1403
> Email:  deg.farre...@asu.edu
>
> VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of
> issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic
> control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in
> libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve
> as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of
> communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video
> producers and distributors.
>


Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley

510-643-8566
ghand...@library.berkeley.edu
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC

"I have always preferred the reflection of life to life itself."
--Francois Truffaut


VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of issues 
relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic control, 
preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries and 
related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as an effective 
working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication 
between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and 
distributors.

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