Jessica (
Thu, 6 Jan 2000 08:07:57 -0800 (PST)

Don't bury em yet. DVD is the format for popular titles but don't hold your
breath for smaller and non fiction titles to make it that fast. We have a
lot of really good titles in our library that won't go to DVD anytime soon,
if at all, either because the market would be way too small to justify the
cost or because we just can not access the quality of materials needed for
a good transfer.

Jessica Rosner
>From: Carol Dunn <>
>To: Multiple recipients of list <>
>Subject: RE: DVD
>Date: Thu, Jan 6, 2000, 3:53 PM

>I'm convinced.
>WoW! I had no idea.....
>..who wants to dig the grave for all my VHS tapes? rofl
>Carol Dunn, AV and Network Manager & Webmaster
>Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
>AV Services
>206 Broadway
>Findlay, Ohio 45840
>-----Original Message-----
>From: []
>Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2000 10:26 AM
>To: Multiple recipients of list
>Subject: DVD
>Well, Public Library Videolibbers, the discussion about DVD and date due
>slips made me think it was time to pass on the results of my highly
>scientific study of market penetration and DVD. My husband, Mr. Technology,
>received a DVD player from Santa Claus. Now Santa, not being too technically
>savvy himself, allowed Mr. Technology to pick out his own player. So, we
>trooped off to Best Buy (urban Chicago branch) right after Christmas. The
>week before Christmas this same store had piles of boxes containing DVD's--8
>different models. Two days after Christmas this is how many were left -- 0
>(except for the $799 model).
>People keep asking me when I think they should start purchasing DVD (I know
>many of you are doing it already). I think Best Buy has given us the answer.
>Sally Mason-Robinson