It helps, too, of course, that my operation has been receiving a yearly
grant from our foundation to develop the DVD collection for film studies!
--On Friday, June 21, 2002 1:19 PM -0700 Daren Callahan
> 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
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