Media format for dissertations

stephen O'Riordan (soriordan@ucsd.edu)
Fri, 20 Jul 2001 11:13:08 -0700 (PDT)

Group,

I had an interesting meeting about PHD & MFA dissertations which include
media. Special Collections ( who houses the dissertations) have always
specified vhs as the format of choice. I always assumed that we
used U-matic for the "archival - using the term loosely" copy & vhs for
the access copy. Since we are still in the early stages of all things
digital , U-matic is slowly fading away, vhs is still going strong, but
has its limitations, what are other academic libraries recommending as the
"archival" media format for dissertations.

Stephen

Stephen O'Riordan
Film & Video Library
University of Calif. San Diego
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e-mail: soriordan@ucsd.edu
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