VHS shifting to DVD collections

Diane Sybeldon (ac7255@wayne.edu)
Fri, 4 Oct 2002 15:36:33 -0700 (PDT)

Sorry if I missed any recent discussion on this...
What is the latest word on changing from
Are people buying in two formats, switching
completely, what?
We have a 9,000 item mixed feature/non-feature
VHS browsing collection
which I'd like to maintain, since it has high
visibility and gets lots of circulation.
We also have a small-so-far closed DVD collection.
I'm getting some pressure to start buying everything
that is available in DVD, in that format.
I fear we'll lose the DVDs if we put them on the shelves,
even if they're in heavy duty lock boxes.
I'm also concerned about their fragility, and
their often higher price.
Any thoughts?

Diane Sybeldon
Instruction/Media Librarian
David Adamany Undergraduate Library
Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan 48202
(313) 577-4480 (voice)
(313) 577-5265 (fax)
ac7255@wayne.edu (email)