About EMRO


Educational Media Reviews Online (EMRO) is a database of video, DVD, audio CD and CD-ROM reviews of materials from major educational and documentary distributors and independent filmmakers. The reviews are written by librarians and teaching faculty in institutions across the United States and Canada. The reviews are given one of five ratings:

Highly Recommended

Highly Recommended with Reservations
Recommended
Recommended with Reservations
Not Recommended.

Titles rated Highly Recommended are noted with a check icon recommended.

The reviews are aimed at an educational audience, primarily academic librarians. There are some reviews of K-12 titles in the database, but they are not the main focus.

Select reviews are included in the Reviews section of a title record in OCLC's Worldcat.org database beginning in September 2008.

The database began in 1997 as the AV Review Database, part of the peer-reviewed publication, MC Journal: The Journal of Academic Media Librarianship, an electronic journal devoted to issues in media librarianship. When the journal ceased publication in January 2002, the AV Review Database continued on as Educational Media Reviews Online. EMRO is very much a team effort designed to be a "win-win" project for the library community. The reviewers, distributors and filmmakers are to be commended for their participation in the formation of a quality database for the library and information professions.

EMRO is an open access scholarly project.

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Anyone interested in writing reviews for EMRO, or distributors and filmmakers interested in having materials reviewed, please contact the Editor, Lori Widzinski via e-mail at widz@buffalo.edu.

Editor: Lori Widzinski
Head, Multimedia and Music Collections and Services
University Libraries
University at Buffalo
Capen Hall
Buffalo, New York 14260
widz@buffalo.edu


Associate Editor:
Oksana Dykyj
Head, Moving Image Resource Centre
Concordia University
Montreal, Canada

Social Media Editor: Angela Davis
Engineering Liaison Librarian
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA