Re: Transition from 16mm to ? in a public library

Debbie Veldhuis (
Wed, 7 Jun 2000 13:08:54 -0700 (PDT)

Phoenix Public Library (Arizona) sold off their 16mm collection years ago
by wa of their friends of the Library Book Sale. This was done when the
circ dropped from almost 100 films per day to less then 50 per week in the
mid 80's. VHS seemed to be the media of choice even though our
customers; schools and nursing homes, could only project the video on
So far we do not have DVD's but are giving consideration to it. We never
had beta video or laser discs.

The library as a system does not show video movies at all. We do a lot of
puppet shows and story-telling.

Debbie VeldHuis
Library Assistant

Phoenix Public Library (602) 262-4608
1221 N. Central Ave. fax (602) 261-8800
Phoenix, AZ 85004

On Wed, 7 Jun 2000, Maurine Canarsky wrote:

> Hello Videolibbers,
> We are beginning to plan a transition from 16mm films to a newer media. We would prefer not to allocate resources to more than one type of programming format (our films are used for children's programming). This has spurred many questions about how to replace the 16mm collection and projection equipment.
> Some of our questions are:
> Has anyone skipped right over video into DVD?
> If so, how is the market for children's DVD with public performance rights?
> Are the independent children's studios, like Weston Woods, doing DVD yet?
> Where can we go for information about equipment types, varieties and costs?
> As you can see, we are not sure where to turn at this point. Advice is welcomed and appreciated.
> Thanks in advance.
> Maurine Canarsky
> Media Librarian
> Noel Wien Public Library
> 1215 Cowles St.
> Fairbanks, AK 99701
> 907-459-1020
> 907-459-1024 FAX