RE: VHS shifting to DVD collections

Pat Means (
Mon, 7 Oct 2002 13:21:11 -0700 (PDT)

I would like to hear from institutions that do not circulate their
collection to the public. We are a small privately owned liberal arts
college with a small AV budget. Our equipment budget is limited also. We
do not circulate our collection except to professors for classroom use. We
have been thinking about this subject for some time now. If you have a
similar situation I would very much like to hear from you.

Thank you.

Pat Means
Abell Library
Educational Media Center
Austin College
900 N. Grand Ave., Suite 6L
Sherman, TX 75090
(903)813-2395 Office
(903)813-2297 FAX

At 10:32 AM 10/7/2002 -0700, you wrote:
>I'm putting as much money as possible into DVDs as they are incredibly
>popular here. We first bought DVD last year. I spent over $10,000 and we're
>lucky to have 5 on the shelf at any given time.
>I'm only buying VHS from our branch selection lists and important
>nonfiction which isn't available on DVD.
>Blaine Waterman
>Audiovisual Center Librarian
>San Francisco Public Library
>100 Larkin Street SF, CA 94102
>415-557-4461; fax 415-557-4424