This ¾” U-Matic tape contains six separate segments from Channel 10’s “Midday” program: Jones Library Feature, Rare Book Collection, Bob Reinhardt, Damon Camille (12/1983), Sara Jean Jackson, Marie Francoise Bots and Janis Apted, Bob Reinhardt "Eyes of Texas (09/1985).
“Midday” was a production of UT/TV, part of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. The segments are a mixture of features and interviews. The date range for these programs is approximately 1983-1985. The total runtime for the tape is 32:47. The recording opens with a blank screen. Content begins at (0:20).
(0:20) Segment 1: “Midday” feature on the TMC Library, by Betty Holmes.
(0:20) The video opens on exterior view of Jesse Jones Library Building. It cuts to the Library interior, with shots including the circulation desk, card catalog, and study carrels. A voiceover highlights the resources available and institutions supported by the TMC Library.
(1:03) Sara Jean Jackson, Associate Director of Public Services, HAM-TMC Library. She describes the TMC Library’s work to support its various constituencies.
(1:45) The video returns to TMC Library interior. She reports the Library has 57,000 books and almost 100,000 journals. She highlights audiovisual resources, the leisure reading section, reference staff, photocopy and computer search services, and sponsored movies and seminars. She notes it draws almost 1,000 students and faculty daily.
(2:44) Segment 2: “Midday” feature on the TMC Library Rare Book Collections, by Betty Holmes.
(2:44) The video opens with a series of shots of the TMC Library’s Rare Books Room, including librarian Elizabeth White. The speaker notes there are 6,000 volumes spread across three collections: Mading Collection on Public Health, Burbank Collection on Rheumatism and Arthritis, and other gifts from private donors such as Dr. John McGovern.
(3:58) Holmes Interview with Elizabeth White, who discusses the collections and acquisition of new volumes.
(4:47) The video concludes with more images from the Rare Books Room and the reflection, “In a medical center where advances make headlines, it’s fun to discover a hideaway where medical history is being read, not made.”
(5:04) Segment 3: “Midday” feature on Bob Reinhardt’s “Art Showcase” Museum, by [Cathy Robertson]
(5:04) Interview with Bob Reinhardt, who speaks about the origins and development of the “Art Showcase” museum in his library office. The museum features popular culture memorabilia such as Rolling Stones posters. He mentions the positive response by other employees in the library and the Collectors Corner where other employees are invited to share their own collections.
(7:47) The video cuts to an image of Bob’s colleague Ben Olivas, as the reporter notes the office is home to Library Operations.
(8:16) Reinhardt explains that having his personal items around makes the office a comfortable place.
(8:35) The reporter closes by inviting viewers to visit the museum/office/library.
(9:13) Segment 4: “Midday” Interview with Damon Camille, Head of Audiovisual Services, HAM-TMC Library, by Sally Webb. The segment takes place on a Wednesday, probably in the fall or early winter. Producer Sally Slaton Webb, Director Joe Salerno, a production of UT/TV, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
(9:13) “Midday” Opening sequence
(9:57) Interview with Damon Camille, Head of Audiovisual Services, HAM-TMC Library, by Sally Webb. He discusses the availability of audiovisual resources such as videos, slides, and micro-computers in the TMC Library. He notes many of these come from UT-TV or other medical schools or similar producers.
(13:37) Camille discusses library’s new services making micro-computers accessible. He notes they are there for anyone to learn how to use a computer. He points out that current medical school students didn’t have these in grade school, so they are only now learning to use them. He also relates that the TMC Library is adding educational software.
(15:14) Camille speaks about Noon Movies shown on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at lunchtime the TMC Library. He notes an upcoming showing of “Possum Living.” He highlights the variety—the movies can be scientific but also fun.
(17:24) Segment 5: “Midday” Interview with Sara Jean Jackson, Director for Public Service, HAM-TMC Library, by Sally Webb. The segment takes place in early February. Producer Sally Slaton Webb, Director Joe Salerno, a production of UT/TV, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
(17:24) “Midday” Opening sequence
(18:06) Interview by Sally Webb with Sara Jean Jackson, Director for Public Service, HAM-TMC Library.
She introduces a program called “Micros and Medicine,” a computer fair in the TMC Library intended to educate people to get the most out of their computers. She indicates topics will include information retrieval, searching MedLine, and the like. She notes both hardware and software vendors will be at the TMC Library.
(20:25) Jackson notes that in addition to commercial exhibitors, the fair will have TMC folks on site demonstrating applications they’ve developed: Dr. Frank Simon from UT Medical School demonstrating a program he’s developed for matching patient cases with residency training; Ed Horde [sp?] from UT Nursing demonstrating interactive video; and Dr. Elton Stubblefield from M. D. Anderson demonstrating his “killer T-cells.” She adds that both exhibits and formal presentations will be happening, including a kick-off speech from Dr. Walter Pancoe [sp?] at Baylor and David Veil [sp?] discussing UT’s Local Area Network.
(22:23) Jackson mentions planned vendors including Apple, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Sperry, Digital Equipment, and Texas Instruments. In addition to hardware, she says there will be software related to information retrieval and management, as well as office practice management.
(22:59) The interview concludes discussing promotion of the event. She reports the fair is “next week”-- February 8-9.
(24:18) Segment 6: “Midday” Interview with Janice Abded [sp?], Director for Organization Development, HAM-TMC Library, and Marie Francois [Bouix?] an exchange librarian from France, by Sally Webb. Producer Sally Slaton Webb, Director Joe Salerno, a production of UT/TV, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Approximately fall 1983.
(24:18) “Midday” Opening sequence.
(24:56) Interview by Sally Webb with Sara Jean Jackson, Janis Apted, Director for Organization Development, HAM-TMC Library, and Marie Francoise Bots, an exchange librarian from France.
The program beings with Janice discussing the purpose of the exchange program. She notes that the medical library profession is highly international.
(25:58) Marie reports that she arrived about two months ago and will stay until the end of June 1984 -- “a nice long stay.” She shares a basic biography and begins to discuss the French library system. The speakers discuss computer systems, education and training, and differences in automation.
(28:44) Marie further discusses her work in France. Janice expands upon differences in library training in the two countries.
(30:44) Janice speaks to the question of whether US library schools are producing too many graduates for the available jobs.
(31:28) As the interview concludes, Marie reports she values the chance to experience new things in her field and a new culture.