[Videolib] Digital materials and library collections

Lisa Irwin (LisaI@kpl.gov)
Fri, 23 May 2003 15:57:32 -0400

Dear VideoLibbers,

As members of a LIS course multimedia focus group, we are interested in comments from professionals working with multimedia materials regarding how a shift from analog-based to digital-based materials affects library collections. Specifically, how do you anticipate that your collections will be able to incorporate digital video and digital audio? What are the implications of a trend toward access to bits rather than ownership for library collections and patron services? How do you envision multimedia collections and services changing in the coming decade relative to advances in technology?

Any thoughts and comments will be gratefully received! (Feel free to respond off-list if you feel it would be more appropriate.)

Sincerely,

Lisa Irwin (af1587@wayne.edu)
(on behalf of the Multimedia Focus Group, Internet Resources course at Wayne State University)

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