Collections: Audio & Video Collection Development Resources
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In addition to the resources below, people interested in developing video collections should consider joining the VIDEOLIB and VIDEONEWS Listservs from the American Library Association (ALA). Go to the Videolib and Videonews page for subscription information. Or, view the Archive of the VideoLib Discussion. Also check Starting Points: Library Portals for Librarians for other library portals and resources.
Books on Audio and Video Collections: The Essentials
Sally (1996). Developing and Managing Video Collections. New
Provides an excellent overview of how to create and maintain your video collection. This is your best bet if you’re looking for a “how-to” kind of book.
Ellison, John W. (Ed) (1985). Media Librarianship (1985). New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers,
Includes a collection of articles provides a great foundation to the area of media librarianship.
Handman, Gary (Ed) (2002). Video Collection
Development in Multi-type Libraries: A Handbook. Westport, CT.: Greenwood Press.
Considered “the” textbook on this topic it includes chapters by different authors. This is your best bet for breadth and depth.
Books on Audio and Video Collections: Others
Baird, Susan G. (2000).
Audiobook Collections & Services. Fort Atkinson,
WI: Upstart Books.
Provides ideas for developing and maintaining audiobook collections.
Intner, Shelia (1987)
Developing Nonbook Collections. In Policy and Practice in Bibliographic
Control of Nonbook Media (Edited by S. Intner and R. Smiraglia), Chicago:
Contains lots of articles that contain good information
Libbey, Ted (1999). The NPR Guide to Building a Classical Collection. New York:
Lukenbill, W. Bernard
(2002). Collection Development for a New Century in the School Library
Media Center. Englewood CO: Libraries Unlimited.
Explore the collection development in school library media centers.
Pitman, Randy &
Swanson, Elliott (1990). Video Movies: A Core Collection for Libraries.
Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
Contains an introduction along with a listing of core movies – somewhat dated.
Pitman, Randy (1992). Video Librarian’s Guide to Collection Development and Management. New York: G.K. Hall & Co.
Scholtz, James C.
(1989). Developing and Maintaining Video Collections in Libraries.
Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
Contains good background information. - dated
Weihs, Jean (1991).
The Integrated Library: Encouraging Access to Multimedia Materials.
Phoenix: The Oryx Press.
Contains information on creating an integrated library collection.
Books on Cataloging Non-book Materials
C. & Smyth, Shelia (1995). A Library Manager’s Guide to
the Physical Processing of Nonprint Materials. Westport Connecticut:
Provides details on the physical processing of nonprint materials
(1999). Cataloging Nonprint Materials. Englewood CO: Libraries
Provides basic information on cataloging nonprint materials.
Frost, Carolyn O.
(1989). Media Access and Organization: A Cataloging and Reference
Sources Guide for Nonbook Materials. Englewood CO: Libraries Unlimited.
Provide information on descriptive cataloging of nonbook items.
Olson, Nancy B.
(1992). Cataloging of Audiovisual Materials (3rd Ed).
Dekalb, IL: Minnesota Scholarly Press.
Provides the best resources for on cataloging AV materials with lots of examples.
(2000). Organizing Audiovisual and Electronic Resources for Access:
A Cataloging Guide. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited.
Provides information on cataloging audiovisual and electronic resources.
Rogers, JoAnn V.
(1987) Nonprint Cataloging for Multimedia Collections. Second
Edition. Littleton, CO: Libraries Unlimited.
Contains information on nonprint cataloging.
Scholtz, James (1995). Video Acquisitions and Cataloging: A Handbook. Westport, CT:
Good for cataloging guidelines.
Books on Media Literacy
Dewing, Martha (1992).
Beyond TV: Activities for Using Video with Children. Santa
Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
Provides ideas for using video with children.
Teasley, Alan & Wilder, Ann (1996) Reel Conversations. Read the review at Reel Conversations: Reading Films with Young Adults by Thomas R. Wilson
(1998). Literacy in a Digital World: Teaching and Learning in the
Age of Information. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Provides a great overview to digital literacy.
Books on Collection Development
Besenjak, Cheryl (2001). Copyright: Plain and Simple (2nd Ed). Career Press.
Evans, G. Edward
(2000). Developing Library and Information Center Collections.
Fourth edition. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited.
Provides an overview of the collection development process.
Van Orden, Phyllis
J. & Bishop, Kay (2001). Collection Program in Schools: Concepts,
Practices, and Information Sources. Third Edition. Englewood, CO:
Provides up-to-date information on collection development.
Books on Audio and Video Technology
Ang, Tom (2005). Digital Video Handbook. Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd.
Farkus, Bart (2006). Secrets of Podcasting: Audio Blogging for the Masses (2nd Edition). Peachpit Press.
Felix, Lionel and Stolarz, Damien (2006). Hands-On Guide to Video Blogging and Podcasting: Emerging Media Tools for Business Communication. Focal Press.
Geoghegan, Michael and Klass, Dan (2005). Podcast Solutions: The Complete Guide to Podcasting (Book & CD edition). Friends of ED
Kenworthy, Chris (2005). Digital Video Production Cookbook. O'Reilly Media.
LaBarge, Ralph (2001) DVD Authoring and Production. CMP Books.
Pohlmann, Ken C. (2005). Principles of Digital Audio. McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics.
Priestman, Chris (2002). Web Radio: Radio Production for Internet Streaming. Focal Press.
Taylor, Jim (2005). DVD Demystified. Third Edition. McGraw-Hill.
Verdi, Michae, Hodson, Ryanne, Weynand, Diana, and Shirley Craig (2006). Secrets of Videoblogging. Peachpit Press.
Watkinson, John (2001). The Art of Digital Audio. Focus Press.
Watkinson, John (2000). The Art of Digital Video. Focus Press.
Books for Fun
Vowell, Sarah (1998) Radio On: A Listener's Diary. St. Martin's Press.
Online Starting Points for Audio and Video Collections
Focuses on digital libraries. Do a search for audio and video for interesting articles.
Media Reviews Online
Contains a database of reviews of videos, DVDs, and CD-ROMS for major educational and documentary distributors.
Contains selection resources.
Reference Tools and Selection Aids: A Highly Selective List from the
Media Resources Center at Berkeley
Contains excellent list of resources.
American Association of School Librarians (AASL) - The mission of AASL is to advocate excellence, facilitate change, and develop leaders in the school library media field.
American Library Association (ALA) - Mission is to promote the highest quality library and information services and public access to information.
American Library Association Video Round Table - Organization within ALA that addresses issues related to video collections and services in all types of libraries.
Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) - Mission is to provide international leadership by promoting scholarship and best practices in the creation, use, and management of technologies for effective teaching and learning in a wide range of settings.
Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA)
Professional organization dedicated to advancing the preservation, collection, and use of moving images through public and professional education.
The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) - Organization dedicated to supporting the transformative promise of networked information technology for the advancement of scholarly communication and the enrichment of intellectual productivity.
Consortium of College and University Media Centers - Provides leadership and a forum for information exchange to the providers of media and technology support for quality teaching and learning at higher education institutions.
EDUCAUSE - Association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology.
Infocomm International - Non-profit association serving the professional AV communications industry worldwide.
International Association for Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASAI)
Organization functions as a medium for international cooperation between archives that preserve recorded sound and audiovisual documents.
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) - Provides leadership and service to improve teaching, learning, and school leadership by advancing the effective use of technology in PK–12 and teacher education.
Media Communications Association - International (MCA-I) - Media communication professionals who provide the vital connection between the creative methods and the "intervening substance" (aka technology).
National Media Market (NMM) - Each year media professionals who purchase for public libraries, universities, media/technology centers and educational broadcasting get a chance to screen and select the latest releases from the nation's finest producers and distributors of educational media.
Society for Applied Learning Technology® (SALT) - Organization oriented to professionals whose work requires knowledge and communication in the field of instructional technology.
University Film and Video Association - Organization of almost 800 professionals and institutions involved in the production and study of film, video, and newer media arts.
Online Starting Points for Librarians
- ALAN Online: Assembly on Literature for Adolescents - Independent assembly of NCTE made up of teachers, authors, librarians, publishers, teacher-educators, students, and others who are particularly interested in young adult literature
- Current Cites- Team of librarians and library staff monitors information technology literature selecting only the best items to annotate for this free publication.
- Digital Librarian: Librariana - One librarian's choice of the best of the Web.
- Internet Library for Librarians - Portal designed by librarians for librarians to locate Internet resources related to their profession
- Library of Congress: Librarian & Archivists - Tools and resources for information professionals.
- Library Spot - Virtual library resource center for educator, students, librarians, and anyone exploring the Web for valuable research information.
- PBS Teachers - Producers of PBS's programming have worked with teachers to create standards-based curriculum materials.
- Professional Library Tools - Another Web resource portal for librarians.
- Resources for School Librarians - Site is maintained by Linda Bertland, retired school librarian, Philadelphia, PA.
- School Library Journal - Access to selected portions of the professional journal.
Libraries.Net - Peter Milbury’s directory of school library