Transferring 3/4" to 1/2"

Threatt, Monique L (
Mon, 2 Dec 2002 09:02:42 -0800 (PST)

To: Academic Media Librarians/Information Providers

Hello everyone,

I know the issue of copyright is a delicate issue, but I need to ask
your opinion.

Question: I have a collection of 3/4" tapes that will need to be
transferred soon to 1/2". This will allow faculty greater accessibility
for classroom instruction. Not to mention--dare I say--3/4" players are
rarely available in the classroom and it has become a lesser used

Before contemplating the transfer, let me point out that we:
automatically try to find the title in 1/2" and purchase it, and
if the title is not available in 1/2", we try real hard to
obtain copyright permission

However, we all know that we are unable to obtain permission for every
title for whatever reasons. Which leads me to ask you, do you make
archival copies at your institution for classroom use only?


Monique L. Threatt, Librarian for Reference and Media
Main Library W121, 1320 E. Tenth Street
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone: 812.855.9857 /Fax: 812.855.1649 / Web: