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"Rebecca S. Albitz" <[log in to unmask]>
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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 30 Jun 1995 21:45:33 -0400
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On Fri, 30 Jun 1995, Susan Denker wrote:
Susan suggests the formation of a "lending library" of 16mm films for
film studies use.  This is already being done by the members of the CIC
(more commonly known as the Big Ten) film programs and those affiliates
within those states already containing CIC institutions.  These film
programs have formed a consortium, collecting 16mm films for use within
these programs, for an annual fee and a per use rental fee.  Similar
programs could be established among other institutions willing to
undertake the administrative tasks tied to such an organization.  I
believe that all of the CIC member institutions would support the
usefulness of such a collection for film study.
Becky Albitz
Performing Arts Librarian
New York University Library
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> On Thu, 29 Jun 1995, Gene Stavis wrote:
> > However, we do no-one a service by pretending that the experience is  the
> > same or close to comparable for all purposes.
>  This is a comment that evoked memories of the endless battles to justify
> the film rental budget I so tenuously enjoy as it is cut slowly but
> surely out from under teachers of film (not just at my institution.) I
> would hope, nevertheless, that we do all fight for the medium, develop
> the strongest arguments we can muster, share winning arguments with each
> other, and here's the big suggestion:
>  What if all of us tried to form a film lending library, bringing the
> resources of all institutions we represent together to purchase copies of
> films for the classroom use of institutional members.
>  Is anyone interested in such a project? Could we discuss this? Would
> you, Gene, be willing to spearhead this project? I would help in any way
> possible. We could bring the FILM-H people in on this as well. Some of us
> lurk on both lists.
>  Sincerely,
>  Susan Denker
>  Tufts University/Museum School
>  Boston
>  P.S. In response to speculation on the "difference" between film and the
> video/laser big-screen experience. I always feel that there isn't enough
> air in the room to breathe easily when watching laser projection, no
> matter how special the CAV transfer on the laser disc may be.
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