Re: PBS Home Video

Pat Means (
Fri, 15 Nov 2002 07:45:40 -0800 (PST)

On different occasions PBS has refused to sell me the Home version of their
videos even after I have explained how it is to used. I have placed an
order with them this week so we will see how it goes.

At 05:54 PM 11/14/2002 -0800, you wrote:
>I'm wondering if video librarians are purchasing PBS home video versions
>or if they're purchasing from PBS Teacher Source. PBS policy for home
>videos reads that "customer has the right to exhibit the programs to a
>limited number of viewers, only in a direct face-to-face teaching
>situation as an internal part of the systematic educational program.
>Customer may also loan PBS Home Video Programs to others for viewing in
>their perspective homes." If you call Teacher Source they say libraries
>have to purchase from them at higher prices.
>Linda Engelberg
>Video Librarian
>Wong Audiovisual Center
>Sinclair Library
>University of Hawaii
>Honolulu, HI 96822
>(808) 956-5414
>FAX (808) 956-5952