Re: DVDs

Allen, Scott - Library (
Tue, 27 Jun 2000 08:13:03 -0700 (PDT)

We are no longer purchasing videocassettes unless a faculty member
specifically request the item be in that format or if the item needed is
not yet on dvd (which, for educational titles, is the vast majority).

>Are any Audiovisual Librarians changing their collection development policies
>to purchase only (or primarily) DVDs? Anyone have thoughts on the wisdom of
>such a policy? My Library Director is urging us to buy DVD, and only DVD,
>unless a title is not available in this format. Feedback on the pros and
>would be much appreciated. Thanks--Maureen,

Scott Allen
Media Librarian "Trying to stay afloat
Midwestern State University in the seas of technology"