RE: The beginning of the end?

Kelly Bryant (
Fri, 21 Jun 2002 15:28:11 -0700 (PDT)

We have a library of about 13, 000 titles. I gave out a survey of for the library media specialists. I asked if they had DVD players, and if so, were wanting to have materials. I also asked how many planned on buying DVD players for the 2002-2003 school year. The results were sort of the "chicken or the egg". I have since begun purchasing DVDs covering programming we already had in VHS. I did this for two reasons. First, I knew the stuff that was going out in VHS was popular, and would be readily used in the DVD format. Secondly, I wanted to reassure, if you will, our schools, that we were not phasing out our VHS programming, just adding additional formats to our subject areas already covered. I do this with other materials, too--such as kits, poster sets. So, the DVD part of our collection will grow, but will not diminish our VHS collection.

Kelly Bryant
Library Materials Specialist
Jackson Educational Service District
101 N. Grape St. Medford, OR 97501
541.772.2751 1.800.636.7453