..one could, of course, make the case that availability, easy access, (and
fervent publicity) fire demand...not the other way around. I've always
been a big fan of building the field of dreams, and then standing by with
bountiful popcorn and peanuts...
At 11:19 AM 08/22/2000 -0700, you wrote:
>We bought our first DVD last winter - we had acquired a DVD player some
>months previously for a faculty member who uses his own collection. It is
>not wildly popular - that particular faculty member is the only one who
>checks it out. So we are waiting to expand in the DVD direction until
>patron demand increases.
>We are planning a move into a new library/media center building within 5
>years. At that time, we will have more carrels equipped with DVD, and I
>would expect demand to accelerate. Also, because of increasing
>sophistication of the computers our students are bringing with them to
>school...... I must admit I had expected to have more demand now, but
>apparently our students either aren't equipped, or if they are, they are
>not using their computers to view DVD.
>Our VHS collection circulates widely at this time, and is the preferred
>format, as VCR's are much more available.
>Director, Educ. Media Services
>900 SE Baker Street
>McMinnville, OR 97128
Media Resources Center
UC Berkeley 94720-6000
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