Re: videos vs. DVDs

LeeAnne Krause (
Fri, 30 Mar 2001 14:05:40 -0800 (PST)

I don't know if this is a pearl of wisdom or not, but I buy what my patrons want to use. There's no point in buying a DVD if the professor doesn't have access to a player, or if they're afraid of the new technology. However, many of my patrons really do want DVD's, so I'm currently acquiring both formats. Hope this helps...
LeeAnne Krause
U of S Carolina

>>> 03/30/01 03:05PM >>>
My apologies if this issue has been addressed before, but I'm new to this
list (as well as new to the responsibility of administering a video
collection). Has anyone written up a collection development policy (that
they would be willing to share) for obtaining videos? In particular, has
anyone addressed the topic of "preferred format" in such a document? Does
anyone have any pearls of wisdom regarding how such collection decisions
are made, beyond simply buying "what's available"?