Re: DVDs

Frank Landrum (
Tue, 27 Jun 2000 13:52:00 -0700 (PDT)

Ah Diane,
But with higher end DVD Players (Pioneer V7200, etc.) the prof can do the
same thing by picking what is to be shown, what order it is shown in, and
pause it for comparisons any time by exact frame or by time frame.
Unfortunately, the cheaper machines don't do that.
Dvd recordable is not that far away either
It really is a fascinating time.
Good luck.
Frank Landrum
Lane ESD

At 12:48 PM 6/27/00 -0700, you wrote:
>We've been buying DVDs but not exclusively.
>According to a film studies instructor here, the disadvantage of DVDs for
>instructional purposes is that they can't be copied.
>Film instructors like to be able to copy specific scenes
>and string them together for analysis in classes.
>With laser discs this is possible, and some of our instructors, while they
>like DVD, like the laser disc technology more.
>At 07:45 AM 6/27/00 -0700, you wrote:
>>Are any Audiovisual Librarians changing their collection development
>>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,
>Diane Sybeldon
>Instruction/Media Librarian
>David Adamany Undergraduate Library
>Wayne State University
>Detroit, Michigan 48202
>(313) 577-4480 (voice)
>(313) 577-5265 (fax)
> (email)