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 four ratings:
Recommended with reservations or Not Recommended.
Titles rated Highly Recommended are noted with a check icon .
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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Editor: Lori Widzinski
Head, Multimedia Resources, University Libraries
University at Buffalo
Health Sciences Library
Abbott Hall Rm. 102
3435 Main Street Bldg. 28
Buffalo, New York 14214-3002
Associate Editor: Oksana Dykyj
Head, Visual Media Resources
Social Network Coordinator: Angela Davis
Engineering Liaison Librarian
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA