Re: DVDs

Patricia O'Donnell (
Tue, 27 Jun 2000 12:21:11 -0700 (PDT)

We're buying both DVD and VHS. We support DVD both in our Media Lab and in
the classroom although some faculty perfer to have avs operator support
when using DVD in the classroom. They're overwhelmed with the "choices"
offered on most DVD's such as the making of featurs, optional language
tracks, etc. , so doesn't seem we'll be killing off VHS anytime soon.

>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,

Best regards,
Patricia O'Donnell , Manager
OID-Instructional Media Library
(310) 206-1248