BLC at Risk Media Project
Earlier this year, three of the BLC member libraries - Boston University, Brandeis University and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst - participated in a collection analysis with OCLC Sustainable Collection Services (SCS) to assess overlap and uniquess in their audio visual collections with the goal of preserving the rare and unique materials.
The goals of the BLC at Risk Media Project are to:
- Assess our unique and rare audiovisual (A/V) holdings, such as 16mm films, laserdiscs, and videocassettes
- Preserve our unique and rare A/V holdings
- Establish a policy on lending reformatted A/V items between institutions
- Promote our program through publications, online and/or in print.
The Project Team, listed below, is currently assessing the results of the analysis, which was delivered in February of 2018. The analysis includes 44, 597 items across the three collections consisting of:
- 24,912 (approximately) DVDs and Blu-rays
- 13,353 videocassettes
- 5,488 films
- 844 laserdiscs.
The Project Team includes:
- Laura Jenemann, Boston University - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Alexis Scanzani, Brandeis University - email@example.com
- Gabe Stetson , University of Massachusetts Amherst - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Walter Von Bosaum, Boston University - email@example.com
For further information on the project, please contact Laura Jenemann at Boston University.