Re: The beginning of the end?

Daren Callahan (
Fri, 21 Jun 2002 13:19:54 -0700 (PDT)

Can I ask what kinds of purchasing you all will be doing this next fiscal
year? Video? DVD? Will you continue to purchase both? What criteria will
you use? We have a relatively small collection (approx. 10,000 videos)
and a small budget (about $17,000), and we just started adding DVDs in the
last year. Since I had to use my video allocation to incorporate these DVD
purchases, I tried to be selective and ordered titles that were recommended
for their quality or additional material. The DVD presence in the rental
chains has mushroomed in the past year, and, with this latest announcement
from Circuit City, I suppose the trend is clear.

I would find it really helpful if folks would share their plans for
purchasing for FY03.

Daren Callahan
Head, Cataloging Department
Morris Library, Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901-6632
FAX: 618-453-3452