Jeffrey W. Pearson (
Wed, 26 Sep 2001 10:20:07 -0700 (PDT)

In anticipation of these kinds of concerns, we bought a couple of
portable DVD players that faculty can check out and take home. Some
still have the phobia, but others have welcomed the service.

>Hello everyone:
>I have several questions I need your collective wisdom on, and I am hoping
>you can help:
>1. A faculty member wants a Billy Joel interview that he believes was
>shown on the program "Inside the Actor's Studio" last year. I think it
>might be another program, and perhaps another cable channel.
>2. Another faculty member wants to have video clips from the National
>Mourning ceremony featuring Billy Graham last week. I had difficulty
>accessing the site this morning, so I'm wondering what other
>sources I might try.
>3. Lastly, a policy question...We are considering changing our collection
>policy such that when a choice between DVD and VHS is available, we will
>opt for DVD, including faculty requests. Of course there will be those
>who might complain since they prefer VHS because that is in their comfort
>zone. The complaint I anticipate will be that most faculty who would want
>to preview films at home may only have access to a VCR. Has anyone
>tackled this issue?
>All replies are welcome!
>Many thanks and apologies for the multiple questions!
>Kimberly Hale, Acquisitions Librarian/Coordinator of Collection Development
>Library, Columbia College Chicago
>624 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60605
>(312)344-7355(voice) / (312)344-8062(fax)

Jeffrey W. Pearson			Phone: (734) 763-3758
Librarian, Film & Video Library    	e-mail:
2178 Shapiro UGL
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor MI 48109-1185